Duke Football Recruiting: 2013 Class Ranks 65th


Duke football head coach David Cutcliffe had a successful outing with the Ole Miss Rebels before being dismissed from the team. He was then hired to take over an embrassing Duke football program that was the laughing stock of the ACC and state of the North Carolina.

Dec 27, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils tight end David Reeves (80) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Belk Bowl at Bank of America Stadium. Cincinnati won 48-34. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

In five seasons with the Blue Devils, Cutcliffe has a 21-40 record. He even led Duke to their first bowl games in ages, however they would go on to lose the Belk Bowl against Cincinnati.

With a solid recruiting class coming in this fall, the Blue Devils look to climb over that 6-6/6-7 hump and finally have a winning season.

Leading the 2013 recruiting class for the Blue Devils is Austin Davis. At 6-4, 292 pounds Davis’ presence will surely be noticed when he lines up at the center position.

A solid pick up for Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils at the quarterback position with Parker Boehme. Rated three stars, at 6-2 and 220 pounds, Boehme is a pocket passer and will be a good fit for the Duke offense.

Jake Kite will bring in some pressure for the Blue Devil defense at the safety position. The #39 ranked safety in the nation, Kite has speed, size and athleticism.

Cutcliffe has recruited the 65th best recruiting class for 2013 in the nation. They outrank in-state rivals North Carolina State, but Wake Forest the Tar Heels still out rank the Blue Devils.