New York Lineman Commits to Duke

The commitments keep coming for the Blue Devils along the offensive line. The latest, and perhaps the biggest to date, comes in the form of Brooklyn Prep stanout Izzy Bauta who has verballed to head coach Ted Roof and staff.

Bauta will join his brother, red shirt freshman Lavdrim Bauta along the offensive line next year after earning big time interest during his senior season, including being targeted as one of the top lineman recruits for Ohio State.

While at Polytech Bauta has spent time on both sides of the line of scrimmage, though he was recruited exclusively as an offensive guard at the collegiate level.

And why not? He's already putting up 315 pounds on the bench press while squatting over 600 pounds. That strength coupled with good agility and form have made Bauta a favorite of head coach Craig Jacoby.

"He's got room to add weight to his frame, but in general he's just a really tough kid who runs really well and can block for the passing game. He also plays basketball."

Stay tuned for more on Bauta from TDD.

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