Tuscarora RB Bryce Duke (Photo: Sheridan King/recruitNoVA)
Bryce Duke continues to Pick Up Offers
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
Bryce Duke, junior running back from Tuscarora High School, has been picking up a lot of steam in his recruitment lately.
In the past few months, he has accumulated many offers from some very successful, talented programs. Most recently, he landed an offer from Appalachian State. This is another feather in his cap, and to date, he has offers from UMass, Old Dominion, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Rutgers, Central Michigan, Duke, Air Force, Army, Dartmouth, and Navy. This offer list is impressive based on the sheer number of offers he has, but the programs he has the offers from are just as impressive.
It is clear that Bryce has the talent to play at the next level.
Clearly, he has proven to scouts that he has the skills to make the leap to the next level. The way he gets in and out of cuts and is slick and agile is a lethal combination for any runner. Not to mention the fact that he is one of the quicker backs in the area. Bryce makes his living being a patient back who waits for a hole to open on the offensive line. He bursts through any openings and gets as much as he possibly can each play. One thing that scouts have said he needs to work on, however, is his vision and finding those holes to hit.
The newest offer from Appalachian State is one that represents the hard work that Bryce has put in during his high school career.
— DUKE ²²🔮 (@Bryceduke22) March 16, 2021
Appalachian State has long been one of the best mid-majors in the country. In fact, in 2005, they pulled the biggest upset in college football history when they beat Michigan at The Big House 34-32. Ever since then, they have been only moving up. After making the move to Division I FBS, they have made their rise to the top of the Sun Belt, and have competed in multiple bowl games in recent years. The coaching staff in Boone, NC knows just how to maximize their talent, and how to make the most out of every player. Getting an offer from App State proves that Bryce has put in a lot of hard work to be considered worthy of going to play for such a successful football program.
All of that being said, Bryce is nowhere near satisfied. With another full year of eligibility, as well as countless camps and showcases in his future, Bryce will have the opportunity to continue to prove to scouts that he is worthy of their attention. He strives to make all the schools that did not recruit him sorry for the loss of a great talent. Until that day comes, all he can do is continue to work hard and try to prove the doubters wrong.
– Marc Goldstein