Who's Here? Duke v. NC Central

When the Blue Devils open the new Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday against NC Central the program will also be hosting a number of recruits. Here’s a look at who will be in attendance.


Duke will welcome four star safety commitment Dylan Singleton to Durham following his recent announcement.   Not only has the Georgia native recently verbally committed to the Blue Devils, he also has seen his recruiting ranking jump more than 100 places in the latest Scout 300 reshuffle.   Singleton is now considered the 165th best player in the country regardless of position.  

Joining Singleton on the visit will be fellow defensive back Mark Gilbert who committed back in June out of Fayetteville (NC) Terry Sanford over offers from Boston College, Louisville, Michigan, NC State, North Carolina, Penn State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

Gilbert is a 6-foot-1, 170 pound cornerback who plays both the pass and the run extremely well.



- A potential late arrival to the Duke recruiting scene is Lawrenceville, GA (Archer) wide receiver, Aramis Bryant.  At 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, Bryant is a slot receiver / defensive back who is picking up late interest from Duke among other schools in the ACC and Big 12.  Bryant is a teammate of Singleton.

- In-state safety Isaiah Laster is also scheduled to be on campus in hopes of earning a late offer for the class of 2016.  The Cary (N.C.) prospect is currently weighing offers from Air Force, Army, Navy, and Western Carolina and is one of the better prospects left on the board for NC.   Laster measures out at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds with a 4.8 forty time.


- Lipscomb Academy defensive lineman Rutger Reitmaier is one of the top defensive linemen on the board in the current junior class, and the 6-foot-3, 280 pound prospect will be making a trip to Durham this weekend.  Right now, Reitmaier holds offers from Vanderbilt, Purdue and Duke. He is also receiving interest from several others schools, including heavy interest from a few SEC schools. 

- Four star in-state lineman Xach Gill is one of the top 2017 prospects in North Carolina.  He’ll make his initial visit to Duke this weekend as well.  Gill had a had a strong sophomore season last year and is poised for an even bigger junior campaign.

Due to his efforts, his scholarship offer list has grown to double digits and includes LSU, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Penn State, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest among others.

- In-state outside linebacker Darius Hodge will also visit this weekend.  Hodge plays in Wake County at Wake Forest Rolesville High.

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