Four Star Prospect Talks Duke

Miles Shuler, a four star receiver prospect out of Long Branch (N.J.) High talks Duke and provides various updates to his recruiting process.

The key to any effort to turn around a program is getting game changing talent. In the class of 2011 the Blue Devils are going for just that. One prospect that fits the bill is four star wideout/cornerback Miles Shuler who has been in touch with the Duke coaches recently. "I have spoken to Coach Roper in the last week, I've got a good impression of him," said Long Branch (N.J.) standout Miles Shuler. "I've also had a chance to speak with Coach Cutcliffe early on in the process. He was really nice and very up front with me."

Measuring out at 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds with a sub 4.4 forty time on the books, Shuler will have his pick of schools whenever he decides to narrow down his list. At last count he has more than 15 written offers from a number of schools including BCS blue bloods such as Michigan, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma. However, at this point he has no timetable for narrowing his list to a manageable few.

With so many "powerhouse" programs calling, what approach is he hearing from Duke?

"Coach Cutcliffe talked with me about their plans and how they will win at Duke given some time. They are talking with me about the academic advantages, their wide open offense, and the general idea that they are getting better. They did a lot better last year."

As a junior Shuler played quarterback for his high school team and finished with an impressive statline that included 1,300 yards passing and 1,200 yards rushing for 25 total touchdowns. He says he can bench 275-pounds, squat 415 and has a 41-inch vertical jump.

Rated as the country's No. 36 wide receiver prospect and a four star player by, Shuler says his greatest strength on the field is his "heart" and desire to finish plays, but he also acknowledges that he'll need to work on controlling his emotions as well.

"I'm fast and I go hard all the time. I feel that I would be a good player if I ran a 4.6 forty instead of a 4.38. My major weakness is that I sometimes try to do too much out there."

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