With a college decision likely coming this summer for Delle Donne, the Blue Devils made big strides by offering the 6-foot-5, 225 pound Wilmington (Del.) Salesianum back in late March on the heels of a stellar junior campaign that saw him throw for more than 1,700 yards and 15 touchdowns against four interceptions in just nine games.
Before the offer was extended, Delle Donne admitted that he knew very little about Duke, however the recent rash of interest has opened his eyes to the Blue Devils' new commitment to rebuilding a respectable program.
"When I called to thank them for the offer for Gene, I had a chance to speak to several members of the staff including coach Roof," the elder Delle Donne. "Coach Roof has assembled an impressive staff and they represent the school very well."