The last two recruiting classes have a number of things in common. First, they are probably filled with the most talent this side of the Spurrier era. Second, the Duke coaching staff has closed strong in both with late commitments.

In 2005 it was Cliff Harris and Mike Brown (now Tauiliili). In 2006 Duke got late verbals from Leon Wright, the two Swedes, and Thaddeus Lewis. Now it’s time to close strong in with this year’s recruiting haul despite some less than stellar on the field results.

The class of 2007 is still a bit light in the rankings with only Arkansas’ Josh Trezvant rated as a three star prospect, and closing with a flurry of higly rated players would go a long way in restoring some faith among Duke faithful. However, it should be noted that Scout.com will re-rate a number of players before the end of the football season and film will be crucial. As usual, TDD/Scout have been able to assemble a complete library of highlight videos on the current commits.

One name to watch is New Jersey OT Anthony Grosso. Maryland’s Chris Shannon is another that would be a nice way to top of the group. Expect commitments for Bryan Morgan, Garrett Utt, and the Jones twins to also firm up in the coming weeks. For more, head over to the Premium Recruiting Forum a.k.a The Roof Top.

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