Vernon, who picked the Blue Devils over offers from Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, and Troy, said his decision was never in doubt, and he's glad to put the recruiting process behind him.
"At the end of the day Duke was always on top, and I know it's the right decision. We're going to turn things around. All the coaches and players were great, and I'm excited."
Vernon had 38 catches for 638 yards and 5 TD's for Gulliver Prep as a junior. He describes himself as a solid receiver with good hands and route running technique.
"My hands and route running are definitely my strength, but I have enough speed so I can separate and make my routes count."