Devils add another commitment from 2004

Despite the coaching uncertainty in Durham, the Blue Devils continue to put together a strong showing on the recruiting trail. On Thursday night Duke earned a commitment from Anderson (OH) offensive lineman Rob Schirmann ended his recruitment.

"Rob has pretty much committed to Duke," said Anderson head coach Vince Suriano. "What they are doing is putting the paperwork through the admissions department. It is a process they go through with a lot of students to make sure that it is up to Duke standards. Obviously they cannot do that with everyone, but for the ones that they really like they have to do that."

Sporting a grade point average of 2.9, Schirmann may be pressed to make it through admissions on the first look. However that's not the case according to Suriano.

"From an academic standpoint, we are what you call a Blue Ribbon school. There are just a few in America, and we are one of them. We are, in our curriculum, hard like Duke, and his 2.9 is probably in the 3.5 range at another school."

When asked for analysis on his star lineman, Suriano offered the following:

"He is really athletic. He runs a 5.1 forty, and at 6-foot-5 and 275 pouinds, that is pretty good. We run a no-huddle offense with a lot of plays where our tackles pull (which Schirmann plays). He is very athletic, and a good kid. The class he is in has lost just one game in the regular season since he has been here, and that was by three points this year."

The commitment to Duke ends mutual interest between Schirmann and a host of other schools including Maryland, Northwestern, Wake Forest, Indiana, Cincinnati, Illinois, and Pittsburgh.

Over the summer Schirmann camped at Illinois, Ohio, and Wake Forest in addition to a number one-day camps at various Midwest programs.

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