Commit Profile: Edgar Cerenord

As the class of 2014 signs their national letters of intent, we run down each signee's recruiting process and look back at what it took for the Blue Devils to earn his commitment. Next up is Florida defensive lineman Edgar Cerenord.

Name: Edgar Cerenord

School: American Heritage School (Plantation, FL)

Ht/Wt/40: 6-foot-2 / 290lbs / 5.0

Projected Position: Defensive Tackle

Recruiting Recap: Cerenord picked Duke over offers from Wake Forest, Tulane, and Purdue. Other schools who have offered include Rutgers, Arkansas, East Carolina, Indiana, Tennessee, and Western Michigan. He committed to Duke on January 17th on the final day of his official visit to Durham.

"I felt like it was a place I could go in and really have a chance to help out early in my career. Coach Jones and Coach Petri have been talking to me about that and their main recruiting pitch is that they have lacked the kind of high caliber athletes on the interior of the defensive line and they would love to have me there for that."

Quotable: "The coaches were great and answered everything. After all of that, I really don't know what else I could ask them the next time they talk with me. One thing they did point out that I really liked was the educational available at Duke. They showed us that the average Duke graduate has a salary of around $113,000.00, which is amazing."


Self Evaluation: "I feel like my weaknesses are that I haven't gotten to the quarterback as much as I wanted, but I'm working to get better at that. As for my strengths, I feel that my speed and quickness off the ball allow me to be a very good run stuffer." - Edgar Cerenord

Expert Evaluation: Cerenord is a strong interior defensive lineman. He played with very good power and leverage in this game and he made some plays in the backfield. He is strong at the point of attack, he played with good pad level, and he showed the ability to chase the football. He played hard and although he may not be 6-foot-2 like listed on Scout, he is strong, he is a force in the middle, and he is a player that plays hard. - Chad Simmons

Projected 2014 Season Status: Cerenord was recruited with the idea of playing as a true freshman along the interior of the defensive line. Heading into the summer enrollment period, the plan will be for the Florida defensive tackle to come into camp with every opportunity to realize that plan. While he likely wouldn't start, Cerenord would certainly provide immediate depth along the front four for Duke.

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