Duke football lands best transfer on market in quarterback Chase Brice

Duke football graduate transfer Chase Brice (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)
Duke football graduate transfer Chase Brice (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images) /

The Duke Football team made some noise on Sunday evening as the Blue Devils landed former Clemson backup quarterback Chase Brice.

As Super Bowl LIV was set to kickoff, major college football news hit the world as former Clemson quarterback Chase Brice announced his commitment to Duke University via his Twitter page on Sunday evening.

Brice was the backup quarterback to Tigers star Trevor Lawrence, who is still in college for at least one more season.

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The 6-foot-2 signal caller will enter Duke as a junior and in the 2018 season he completed 32-of-51 passes for a total of 442 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions while rushing for 93 yards.

In 2019, Brice was 50-of-85 for 581 yards, four touchdowns, one interception, and 94 rushing yards with one rushing touchdown.

Chase Brice was listed as a three-star prospect back in 2017 and was ranked as the No. 17 pro-style quarterback in his class.

The biggest name ranked ahead of Brice in his class as a pro-style quarterback was former Georgia star Jake Fromm at No. 2 while current Duke quarterback Chris Katrenick was ranked at No. 35.

Former Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa was ranked as the No. 1 QB in the Class of 2017 as a dual threat quarterback.


Duke had an opening at quarterback after Quentin Harris completed his final year of eligibility in 2019 after serving as the backup to Daniel Jones for the previous three years.

Harris completed 58.5 percent of his passes last season with 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions to go along with seven more rushing touchdowns, but Duke missed the postseason for the first time since 2016 and just the second time since 2011 after posting a disappointing 5-7 season.

Chase Brice will most likely be the starting quarterback for the Duke Blue Devils from the moment he steps on campus as Duke opens up the season at home against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 5.

The only chance Brice would have to play his former team next season would be in a potential ACC Championship Game.