Commit #2 In The Books For Cutcliffe

A recruit that values education above all else will always get a look from the coaches at Duke. And when that recruit is a big time prospect, the Blue Devils are certainly going to come calling. That's the case with the second commit from the class of 2009, Jack Farrell.

"I told the coaches over the weekend that I was committing," said Holy Innocents Episcopal School's John Farrell. "They offer me the best of both worlds - I can go in and get a great education and they are building a strong football program under the new coaching staff."

Education has always been a calling card for Farrell's recruitment who told in February that he was looking for football to provide him with an "Ivy League education". With Duke he feels he's found just that opportunity.

"They offered me at the end of May and when I got the official offer letter in the mail, I knew it was just a matter of time."

Measuring out at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds while clocking in with a 4.6 forty yard dash, Farrell says that he has been recruited to play the tight end position, though he can certainly slide to the defensive end if needed.

"In high school I am a third-down pass rushing type of end, but I like the tight end position better and that is where I am going to play in college."

Farrell, who goes by "Jack", chose Duke over an offer from Army and interest from Northwestern, Virginia, Wake Forest, Texas, Vanderbilt, and Georgia Tech.

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