Myles Duke Signing Day Video
SENIOR YEAR STATS: 5 carries, 60 yards, 1 TD; 25 catches, 382 yards, 3 TD
COMMITTED TO SMU OVER: Duke’s only FBS offer was from SMU
SIDE NOTE: Duke is an avid fisher and hunter. He fishes off the Gulf of Mexico and has been deep-sea fishing. He said the biggest fish is caught is a grouper.
AUDIBLE: “This is opening a new chapter of my life, an opportunity to further educate myself and find a path to succeed in life and making the money that every kid dreams to make.”
How Duke fits
Duke played just about every skill position in high school, but he is moving to defense to play the star linebacker position. SMU liked his performance at camp over the summer enough to be the first school to offer him.
What Duke brings
His athleticism, speed and lateral quickness translate well to defense. Duke is a little raw, but he injects much-needed athleticism into SMU’s defense.
What to Expect Freshman Year
SMU brought in a lot of defensive players to compete for playing time right away, so every freshmen should be given a look at the very least. Duke’s chances of playing freshman year will depend on how quickly he learns his new position and develops physically in the weight room.
Career Expectations for Duke
Duke may take a year to crack the lineup, but he has the athleticism and tools needed to be a starter at star linebacker before his career is done.