Parker Boehme picks Duke

Just when it seemed as though the Blue Devil coaching staff was on vacation, Duke football got a shot in the arm on the recruiting trail with the commitment of a three star signal caller.

"I picked Duke because of Coach Cutcliffe and his track record with quarterbacks," said Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood standout Parker Boehme. "Just look at what he did with the Mannings during his tenure."

Boehme becomes the 12th commitment from the class of 2013 for Duke and the fifth three star prospect to pledge for Cutcliffe's program. So what was it that attracted Boehme to Durham aside from the coaches?

"If playing at the professional level doesn't work out I will have a top notch college degree and the opportunities that come with it."

Before he picked the Blue Devils, Boehme was not short on offers from other programs. He turns down standing scholarship offers from Auburn, South Florida, Central Florida, Iowa State, and Houston. He also had a lot of contact and mutual interest with Oregon.

Considered a dual threat quarterback, Boehme passed for over 2,200 yards and 40 touchdowns as a junior while adding 950 yards on the ground. Aside from the stats, he's got the evaluation team convinced of his abilities as Florida area analysts Greg Vogt wrote in his most recent evaluation:

"Boehme has a skill set that can fit into just about any offense and has attracted widespread interest across the Southeast. At 6-foot-2, he has good size and a very accurate arm with touch down the field. Boehme has some of the best film in the state and his consistency is second to none."

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