"I have good speed and am powerful for a smaller, skinny guy," said Ronnie Drummer in an interview with TDD. "I need to bulk-up and need to work on breaking tackles better."
Though he's not one of the bigger running backs in the country, checking in at just 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, Drummer managed to put up All-American caliber numbers last year, running for over 1,800 yards and a career high 19 scores.
His raw athletic ability made his attractive for the Devils, though his desire to commit apparently caught the coaches off guard.
"I committed before I left from the official visit. Actually, they said didn't ever actually offer me, but before I visited they said I had an offer on the table."
Drummer felt the choice was easy for him, citing the way he felt in the program.
"There are a lot of reasons why, ranging from academics of the school to the attitude of the players."
Drummer picked Duke over several home state schools including Cal Berkley