Asack Firm With Duke Commitment

When the Duke coaching staff found out that in state commitment Joe Cox was backing out of his commitment and heading to Georgia, a problem arose. The Devils had cut ties with the remaining Quarterbacks on the board in order to honor Cox's pledge. When he left the Blue Devils rebounded with a big time prospect who's happy and secure with his promise.

"Duke was and is the right place for me," says 6-foot-4, 195 pound Zack Asack. "They were the first school to offer me and they recruited me the hardest. I felt like I was a priority for them."

Indeed Asack was originally offered by the Devils back in February, and soon he gained interest from a number of programs including Boston College, Virginia, Notre Dame, Michigan, Nebraska, Miami, Maryland, Bowling Green, and Miami of Ohio.

However it was on his unofficial visit to Durham that everything clicked.

"When you see Duke's facilities like the locker room, weight room, and training room you are left in awe. Everything is state of the art and first class all the way. Then you add in the great academics and it's hard to turn that down."

While on his visit Zack had a chance to sit down and chat with head coach Ted Roof and staff to discuss his role with the team and his career's path in Durham.

"Those guys really believe and are excited to turn the program around. Coach Roof doesn't want any more losing seasons, and he made that clear. I also had a chance to sit with Coach Galbraith and Coach Knotts, though I haven't had a chance to really get to know them as well, but I will. Obviously they have terrific track records with top players."

And the stable of top players heading to Durham continues to grow stronger as Asack will join fellow top 30 QB prospect Gene Delle Donne in competition for the starting job throughout his career. While many believe Delle Donne's presence could have scared off other prospects, that's not the case for Zack.

"Any place you go there's going to be competition for playing time. Gene is one of the best quarterbacks in the country and I think we're both looking forward to the challenge of competing. It'll make both of us better players."

So is there any chance Asack may look elsewhere or is he firm in his commitment to Duke?

"No chance of a change of heart. It's Duke, and it'll stay Duke."

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