Humphreys Makes A Big Jump

Duke has a number of highly sought after commitments in the class of 2015, but non more so than Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei linebacker Ben Humphreys. The four star prospect’s stock continues to rise, as evidenced by the latest jump in the Top 250.

Prior to the all-star game portion of the recruiting cycle, Ben Humphreys was rated as the nation’s 177th best overall player regardless of position. However, following a big performance at the US Army game earlier this month, the Duke commitment has seen his ranking rise.

National recruiting analyst Greg Biggins evaluated Humphreys throughout the process and provided the latest on the future Blue Devils’ rise.

“Humphreys just missed cracking the Scout 100,” said Biggins. “He jumped from No. 177 to No. 126 and is arguably the most instinctual player in the West region. He's simply a football player and will make plays no matter where you line him up. He can run, hit and cover and plays with a relentless motor as well. Duke got an absolute steal here.”

Humphreys visited Duke officially in December with most of the other Duke commits.

“I went the big official weekend and we had 14 commits there,” said Humphreys. “I met my roommate, I’m going to room with Joe Giles-Harris from New Jersey.”

Humphreys said he’ll be in Durham for good in mid-spring.

“I’ll be enrolling for Summer Session I on May 15th,” said Humphreys.

What and where he plays when he gets there is still up in the air.

“They still tell me I could play up to four spots in the defense,” said Humphreys. “When I show up, they’ll put me somewhere.”

Biggins describes Humphreys as “the definition of a football player, he just knows how to play the game. His instincts are unmatched and he’s one of those guys that just seems to be a step ahead of everyone else on the field. He's a very good all around athlete with above average cover skills. He’s physically tough, can play in space and rush the passer. He ‘s a natural leader and easily one of the most under-rated prospects in the region.”

The Devils Den Top Stories