In-state commitment for Duke

Duke received a commitment from an in-state product in Ragsdale (NC) receiver Andreas Platt, who says his commitment is conditional upon the coaching.

"I committed to Duke," says Ragsdale (NC) wide receiver Andreas Platt, who is slated to play safety at the next level. "I've been thinking about it for a while, and I was talking to my parents and my brother and decided that I liked it and might as well do it."

Platt has had a long year with the combination of recruiting and a strong Ragsdale squad that has relied upon the 6-foot-1, 170 pounder with great hands this year. Many schools were well aware of Platt's abilities, but with teammate Jon Terry already committed to Duke, he was ready to finish the recruitment, almost.

"I'm just ready to get all the stuff over with and get myself ready that I can take the opportunity with Duke," he says, but admits he would like to take some other visits. "For Duke I have a visit set (12/5), but not for Wake Forest or Vanderbilt. I still want to visit them and maybe a few more schools."

So what would solidify Platt's commitment?

"Coach Roof, he's a cool guy. If he stays, then I think I will stay with them no matter what. But if not, I wanted to put myself in a position that I will have a scholarship to school I like." Platt chosed the Blue Devils over offers from Wake Forest and Vanderbilt along with strong interest from Virginia, Maryland, and Clemson.

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