Roof Lands Another Lineman

The Duke Blue Devils continue their commitment run and they once again go to the state of Georgia. OL Matt Rumsey, from The Marist School in Atlanta, committed to Coach Ted Roof and the Blue Devils over the weekend.

"I committed to Duke for a combination of reasons," Rumsey said. "They have the best academics and lets face it, you can't get much better than Duke. But the ultimate reason was coach Roof. He has been recruiting me from the start and he's the best guy I have ever been around in regards to coaches. I love his passion and enthusiasm for the game. I was there (Durham) when they lost to N.C. State and you could see how badly he wanted it. They played them close and it was impressive. They are a different team now."

Rumsey stands 6-foot-4 and tips the scales at a muscular 265 pounds. He bench-presses 330 pounds, squats 500 and power cleans 300.

Off the field he's equally as good, carrying a 3.6 grade point average with a 1330 on the SAT and 31 on the ACT in the books.

He projects as an offensive guard at Duke. His high school team is 10-1 on the season and they face Atlanta (Ga.) Westlake High School Friday night in the playoffs.

Late last week, Duke got a big verbal from offensive tackle Fred Roland (Hephzibah, Ga.). They also have four other standouts from the Peach State including running back Justin Boyle.

Rumsey committed to Duke over Northwestern, Harvard, and other Big Ten, ACC, and Ivy League Schools.


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