Signing Day 2004: Daniel Charbonnet

After spending the weekend with many fellow recruits, Woodlands High School standout defensive back Daniel Charbonnet made his decision to become a Blue Devil.

Though Duke was late entering the recruiting race for him, the Blue Devils came with an impressive presentation that ultimately swayed the 5-foot-11, 175 pounder's decision.

What swayed Daniel Charbonnet's decision was most likely his senior season numbers as a safety for The Woodlands (TX), and his speed which is exceptional according to his head coach.

"When he ran a 4.31, that kind of opened everyone's eyes," The Woodlands coach Weldon Willig said.

Charbonnet, who logged 87 tackles (18 assisted), 15 pass deflections, and five interceptions during his senior season, became the 15th commitment to Ted Roof and the Blue Devils.

Daniel chose Duke over offers from Colorado State, Rice, and Utah. He was also receiving heavy interest from others including Arkansas and Arizona.

Some of his numbers include a 4.31 timed forty at Nike Camp, a 34 inch vertical jump. He also hoisted 185 pounds 13 times and boasts a squat mark of 385.

Over the summer, he camped at Nebraska, Colorado State and LSU.

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