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Duke recruiting analysis

2/3/2011

DUKE BLUE DEVILS

The class

Recruits: 20

Top prospects: Four-star kicker Will Monday is ranked No. 3 in the country at his position. Cody Robinson is the No. 24 offensive guard in the country, and offensive guard Lucas Patrick is No. 25. Matt Skura is rated the No. 13 center by ESPN.com.

Needs met: Duke loaded up on the offensive line, an area in which the Blue Devils needed more depth and skill. Duke only lost one starter at cornerback, but the position needed an upgrade and the Blue Devils added two in this class.

Analysis: With eight linemen in this class, Duke got help where it needed it the most. The Blue Devils have to establish a better running game and get pressure on quarterbacks, and both of those tasks start up front. The class is missing a quarterback and running back, but that was intentional. The priority was up front.

ESPN recruiting grade: C+