Two More Silents Make It Official

Throughout the fall recruiting season, the Blue Devils have maintained 'silent' commitments from four players. Late Sunday the last half of that foursome made their commitments to Duke official.

"It's definite for us," said Colin Jones of he and his twin brother Cameron's decision to attend Duke. "With all the ties our family has to the program and the school, we were pretty sure we'd end up there, but we had to see everything up close before we could be sure. Now that we've done that on the official visit, we are sure."

Both of their parents graduated from Duke including their father Cedric who played for the Blue Devils in the early 80's, while their uncle, Walter, also played for the Devils. Currently the Jones family tree has another branch in the Duke program as cousin Tielor Robinson will be a redshirt senior in 2007.

Robinson actually played host to his cousins for the official, and showed them around the campus between functions with the coaching staff and other players.

"We have a very close family, so the chance to see and spend time with Tielor was really great this weekend," said Colin. "We really enjoyed ourselves and the chance to have a year playing together will be wonderful."

The twins were down to Duke and Stanford a season ago. However both the Blue Devils and Cardinal filled up their classes, which sent the twins to Mercersberg Academy for the 2006 season - something they say has helped their overall games.

"We both have gotten bigger and stronger than we were a year ago. We dropped some bad weight and added it back the right way. I think we can go in and make more of an impact than we would have."

Both twins checkin at 5'9 and 180 pounds. Both have been timed running the forty yard dash in under 4.5 seconds. Still, their ultimate location on the field is up in the air as they have been recruited solely as "athletes".

"I think we'll find a position based on need. We can play anything from defensive back, to returner, to runningback, or even receiver. We did all of those for high school and then this year at Mercersburg."

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