FB Forecast: CB Jeremy McDuffie

Continuing the player by player preview of the 2015 Duke Blue Devils with a look at a true freshman corner back that may end up being the steal of the incoming recruiting class.

Jeremy McDuffie




5-foot-11 / 170 pounds

High School:

Snellville (GA) / Shiloh




2014 Review:

McDuffie was a three star cornerback who was considered the fifth best player at the position in the state of Georgia.  He was a high major recruit with offers from a number of power programs before suffering an injury early in his senior year. 


2015 Preview

McDuffie begins his Duke career battling to move up the depth chart, but most importantly he’s healthy at the start of his first college preseason camp - perhaps the most welcomed news of the summer.      


TDD Projection

McDuffie was a high level recruit throughout his high school career.  After the injury, however, coaches backed off a bit.  But Duke stuck with him and were he healthy, he’d end up as one of the best cornerback prospects to come to Duke in a while.  He arrived in Durham healthy and ready to go.  Throughout camp he’s inched his way up the depth chart and would be one of the early picks to potentially avoid a redshirt season - even in a very crowded Duke backfield.


How he ended up in Durham

The three star defensive back, who is considered the fifth best CB in Georgia, chose Duke over offers from Florida, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Louisville, Minnesota, and South Carolina to name a few. 

Duke was the early leader for the Georgia speedster, but then the Florida Gators offered and took the momentum. However, the Gators backed off after McDuffie suffered an injury while the Blue Devils kept up a steady wave of contact. 

Following Duke pulling the scholarship from DePriest Turner after Turner wavered in his commitment, the Blue Devils scheduled a visit and closed the deal. 


High School Highlights

Four-year letterwinner at Shiloh High School for coach Troy Hobbs ...in eight games as a senior, recorded 70 tackles, 10 PBUs and two INTs ... second team all-county honoree ... selected to play in the Gwinnett County All-Star Game, but did not play due to injury ... in September of 2014, honored as a Touchdown Club of Gwinnett Player of the Month ... as a junior, tallied 56 tackles, 11 PBUs and two INTs while rushing for 527 yards and four TDs ... earned all-county honors after junior campaign ... also a track and field standout, helping the Generals to their first Georgia High School Association (GHSA) AAAAAA state championship as a junior [info from this last section gathered from GoDuke.com]

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