Jamison Crowder Picks Duke

The Blue Devils have picked up another in-state commitment. This time it's three star athlete Jamison Crowder out of Monroe, NC.

"I called the coaches and committed to Duke this morning," said Monroe (N.C.) High standout Jamison Crowder. "I just felt it was the best place for me and they were showing the most interest."

Crowder, who is being recruited as an athlete, says he is unsure of his future position. He's played corner back for Monroe, but at the Duke camp he spent a lot of time working with the wide receivers.

"Honestly I am not totally sure where they have me as far as position goes. I worked out a lot with the receivers and did well. I like defense, but I also like getting the ball and making things happen. If I had my choice I'd play as a slot guy."

He certainly has the speed and the measureables for that. At 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds, Crowder has been clocked at 4.48 in his forty yard dash and says he excels in turning a five yard out pattern into a big gain. So it's no wonder a program that has worked hard to improve team speed was so interested.

"With Duke it was really a case where I felt good, but the coaches really out-worked everyone. They were always staying in touch and when I visited there I was just really comfortable with it all. I have a good relationship with Coach Lubbick and when I called this morning both he and Coach Cutcliffe were really excited."

"Coach Cutcliffe told me I made a really good choice and that when I graduate from Duke I will be able to look back and know that I got the best opportunity to excel on the field and away from it as well."

Once he arrives at Duke, Jamison will re-team with high school teammate Issac Blakeney who starred at Monroe as a senior. Crowder lined up opposite of the Duke freshman and ended his junior season with 630 yards and 13 touchdowns receiving.

Crowder picked Duke over a final four of East Carolina, North Carolina, and Wake Forest.

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