Blue Devils land in-state punter

Austin Parker (6'1, 170, P) picked the Blue Devils and committed on Wednesday night. On Thursday he spoke about the choice with TDD.

"It feels great to be a part of the Duke Gang," said Mt. Pleasant High standout Austin Parker. "I committed last night, and I can't wait to get up there. Coach Cut is, by far, the best coach there is."

Parker, a 6-foot-1, 170 pound athlete who also plays basketball and runs track for his school, chose Duke over interest from Tennessee. Duke began recruiting him several months ago, and the relationship he built with the coaches was too much to turn down.

"They played a big role in my decision, and I just had a great experience when I was there and everything felt right."

As a junior Parker averaged 44.7 yards per kick in 49 attempts. He is projected to redshirt in 2015.

He was primarily recruited by Coach Roper.

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