When Duke gained the verbal commitment from Florida prospect Tyler Rice, many were shocked that the Blue Devils had followed up their big time class of 2005 with another highly rated player, and so early. With Duke's slow start to the 2005 season, how has the recruiting process evolved for the Duke commit? Which schools refuse to give up the fight? And how is he adjusting to a new level of competition at his new school? TDD caught up with Rice on Tuesday night to discuss it all.
September 14, 2005
Tyler Rice was relatively unknown heading into this recruiting season, but he shouldn't have been. Playing at a small school in Boca, Rice quietly was becoming one of the hotter names in recruiting, and he made an early commitment to Duke.
While the hoops staff had good news in 3s, the football staff pulled in a big fish too as one of Florida's top 100 prospects decided to become a Blue Devil on Wednesday night.
Tyler Rice has the Blue Devils in his early top five list along with several power schools
Every year there are at least 1-2 prospects that slide under the radar heading into their senior seasons. This year one of those prospects that fit that mold is <b>Tyler Rice</b> of St. Andrews High School in Boca.