12th Commit Comes From Texas

With the season kicking off on Saturday, the Blue Devils built some added momentum on the recruiting trail, landing Texas athlete William Ball. The 6-foot-3, 210lbs Austin product chose the Blue Devils over interest from Texas, Texas A&M, Georgia, Northwestern, and Stanford.

"Yes, I committed to Duke," said William Ball in a brief interview with Scout.com's Scott Kennedy on Wednesday afternoon before setting a time for a more in-depth report later in the day.

Ball, who projects as a tight end in the Blue Devils' system, had an incredible 4.28 shuttle time at the US Army Combine held in San Antonio in January, and his 7.35 L-Cone Drill puts him among the nation's best for players over 200 pounds as rated by Scout.com.

Ball, who also boasts a 4.5 forty time, has long been considered a Duke lean. Throughout his summer camp tour that included big name stops such as Stanford and Texas, he was battling an ankle injury that slowed down his ability to cut and turn.

Duke was Ball's only offer to date. Currently he has yet to be evaluated on the Scout.com star system.


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