Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Duke gets high-profile OL commitment

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe gained his second high-profile offensive line commitment in the Class of 2010 when Laken Tomlinson of Lane Technical High School chose the Blue Devils.

Lane Tech coach Rich Rio confirmed Wednesday night in an e-mail that Tomlinson committed to Duke. Rio said Tomlinson had 16 other scholarship offers. Ohio State, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Tennessee were among the other schools that offered.

Tomlinson is 6-foot-5 and 285 pounds and is rated the 10th-best player overall in Illinois by He joins Tarboro's Takoby Cofield - who's rated 16th-best in North Carolina - on the offensive line in the Class of 2010 for Duke.

- Ken Tysiac

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can't say I am a big Duke fan, but it is nice to see a school heavy in academics bringing in top recruits to play football. I would like to see Duke be able to compete like an East Coast Stanford...throw a few scares into some of the top dogs and make a bowl run every now and again. as nice as watching the SEC is, having schools that can compete AND be outstanding academic institutions is much better than seeing athletes who clearly are not capable of passing the 8th grade, never mind being in their 5th year of college.