TDD's recruiting board tracks the prospects and offers at the CB position for Duke in '11
Current Cornerback Depth
Head coach David Cutcliffe finds himself with several cornerbacks on the roster, but few have real - meaningful - game experience. As such the Blue Devils appear to be taking a somewhat passive approach with the class of 2011 on the outside. The Blue Devils will be selective and will look to sign one, maybe two players to bolster the defensive backfield..
Confirmed Cornerback Offers
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Favors Duke and North Carolina over Clemson, Illinois, and Oregon.
"He does a lot of things offensively and defensively," Monroe head football coach Johnny Sowell said. "When you have an athlete as skilled [as Crowder], people have to prepare for him. If he's on offense, you've got to know if he's playing the slot, the X or the Z, [and] how you're going to defend it. If he's on the defense, you've got to know where he's at in coverage or if we're bringing him on a blitz."
This past season, Crowder mainly played the ‘X' receiver (split end), while Isaac Blakeney, who will sign with Duke on Signing Day, lined up at ‘Y' receiver (flanker).
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Duke has offered, but the interest hasn't been returned at the same level.
Playing on a talented McArthur defense last season, North was the leader. He's an ideal cornerback prospect because of his size and ability to flip his hips and cover receivers on an island. At 6-feet plus, he's big and strong enough to get real physical with opposing receivers and could even end up playing safety at the next level. He also has good ball skills and made a lot of plays in the running game as well. He lacks elite level speed but he's definitely a Div 1 prospect who should collect several offers this spring.