Chad Simmons

Who's Here? Duke v. Georgia Tech

The Blue Devils will host a number of high priority recruiting targets this weekend. Here’s the complete list of confirmed targets to be in attendance. Though it’s a rainy forecast, the following recruits are scheduled to be in Durham when the Blue Devils take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon.


Jackson is the lone expected attendee from the class of 2016 who has not made a college decision. He visited Durham back in August and came away impressed with the program. “The Duke visit was a great visit and I liked it a lot,” said Jackson. “I got to meet both of the safeties, Jeremy Cash and Devon Edwards. They took me around campus before I got to meet Coach Guerrieri, Coach Jones, and Coach Cut.” Currently Jackson has offers from Cincinnati, East Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.

Singleton will be making his second visit to Durham of the season (he previously attended the game against NC Central). He remains one of the highest rated commitments in the class and is a member of the Scout300, checking in at No. 166 overall.

Williams was the fourth player to pick Duke from the class of 2016. He chose the Blue Devils over Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Kentucky, Syracuse, Rutgers, and Wake Forest. All but Wisconsin had come forward with an offer and Ohio State was also heavily recruiting the 5-foot-11, 160 pound defensive back. Brittain Brown 2016 Confirmed

Brown projects as a running back at Duke. And committed to the Blue Devils back in May. "I figured out Duke was the right school for me when I met coach [David] Cutcliffe and he told me his history of being a football coach and how he treated the staff on the team and the players," said Brown. "I took two more visits and the atmosphere at Duke was something I could see myself in so it just felt like the right fit for me academically and athletically." It was a battle between Duke, Georgia Tech, and Ole Miss with the Blue Devils edging out a school in Brown's home state. The Yellow Jackets finished No. 2 for the 6-foot-1, 198 pound athlete out of Canton (Ga.) Cherokee. Brown said it was "very close" between Duke and Georgia Tech. In the end though, Duke got its guy.

In the current junior class the Blue Devils will be hosting four confirmed prospects this weekend. It begins with four star running back, Michael Carter. Scout ranks Carter as the No. 22 running back in the country for 2017.

In-state defensive end Jake Lawler out of Charlotte will also be in attendance. Lawler is being recruited by most of the ACC including North Carolina and NC State. Other offers include Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Duke will also host in-state running back Lamont Atkins as well as James Franklin.

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