August Campbell Makes 5 On Tuesday For Duke

The most recent commitment for head coach David Cutcliffe may play his high school ball in North Carolina, but he orginates from outside the USA. For the next four years, however, he'll be in Durham, NC.

"Yes sir, I committed to Duke today," said August Campbell. "I am originally from the Bahamas, and this is going to be my third year in the United States. The whole purpose of coming here was to get a great education, and Duke is the best around."

Having already visited Duke twice, Campbell was reached in the Bahamas shortly after offering his pledge to the coaching staff.

"I'm actually home right now, and I've been talking it over with my family and the decision was very easy for me. My number one reason for leaving home and going to school in the US was to see what kind of opportunities there were for me - I'm very excited."

And Blue Devil fans should feel the same. Campbell measures out at 6-foot-3 and tips the scales at 205 pounds currently, but it's his speed - he boasts a personal best forty time of 4.46 - that had head coach David Cutcliffe's staff impressed.

"I've run [the forty] over and over again and that's my best time. At Nike camp I pulled my hamstring and finished with a 4.7 after pulling up in the last few meters. The coaches really like my size and speed. I'm going to play outside linebacker for them."

Even though Campbell is entering just his third year of organized football, he believes he has the ability to continue his rapid improvement as a senior at Christ School, before getting to Duke.

"I've been an all-conference player for two years, and last year I made all-state. One thing I really liked about Duke was the way they teach the game. I was at camp and they didn't just yell. They made sure you understood what they were saying so you could improve."

As a junior Campbell recorded 74 tackels, 5 sacks, 1 forced fumbles, 3 interceptions, and scored two touchdowns.


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