However it was the Blue Devils who swooped him with the first and only offer for the Nigerian native. Right now there is speculation that Aye-Darko would grey-shirt, though no official plans have been made public.
No matter what happens with him, the Blue Devils got a steal of a prospect according to a number of talent evaluators.
One analysts spoke with TDD on Tuesday regarding the commitment of Aye-Darko.
"He's a natural athlete who plays the defensive back position with power and a good nose for the ball. He's very fast, running a solid 4.5 forty, though his game speed is probably among the fastest in Duke's recruiting class. He runs with a very long stride and reminds me of Andreas Platt in that respect. He's also very powerful, and has a high vertical jump thanks to his basketball career."
Adrian is an honor roll student, and has fully qualified for competition at the Division One level.