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Duke Lands In-State RB

Monday, September 23, 2013 11:57am
By: Andrew Tie

Duke has picked up its first running back commitment for the class of 2014 in Shaun Wilson, a diminutive 5-foot-9, 175-pounder out of Charlotte (N.C.) West Mecklenburg. 

He's only the third North Carolina commitment for the Blue Devils, but he's one of the more underrated prospects in the state. Wilson doesn't have prototypical size for a running back, but he makes up for a lack of strength with lots of speed. He's also got tremendous cutback abilities. 

Wilson said Duke offered him three days ago, and the plan Duke showed him really sold him. 

"When you look at it, they have everything I was looking for," Wilson told TheDevilsDen.com. "The school and the program are a great fit. They play in the ACC, which was something I wanted to do. The academics are phenomenal, and they run a spread offense, which is what I'm used to. Also, it's only two and a half hours - at most - from home, so my family can come see me play. When Coach told me they wanted me, I just kind of knew."

Though not highly recruited, Wilson reported offers from Appalachian State, UNC-Charlotte, East Carolina, Louisville, Marshall and Toledo. He's a two-star recruit on Rivals.com and Scout.com.

Check out his highlights below.