Duke football: David Cutcliffe continues to work recruiting trail

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David Cutcliffe and the Duke football coaching staff continue to be hard at work on the recruiting trail, offering another sought-after prospect.

The coronavirus pandemic isn’t slowing down the chaotic college football recruiting picture as David Cutcliffe and his staff continue to work the recruiting trail and try and land the next big-time Blue Devil prospect.

Duke just extended three offers to high school prospects and another player can be added to that list in defensive end Braylen Jackson.

Jackson is rated as a three-star prospect in the Class of 2021, according to 247 Sports, and has experienced a quick rise in the recruiting ranks.

The 6-foot-4, 270-pound high school junior received his first Division I offer back on January 22 from Arizona State and has since picked up offers from Boise State, Boston College, Florida International, Kansas, Memphis, Northwestern, San Diego State, SMU, Syracuse, UNLV, Virginia, and others.

A Mansfield, Texas, native and Lake Ridge High School star, the 247 Sports Composite Rankings has Jackson as the No. 797 recruit in his class and the No. 116 recruit in the football-rich state of Texas.

The site does not currently have a Crystal Ball Prediction for the junior.

Braylen Jackson has picked up 15 offers since March 1, and he joins offensive tackle Jacoby Jackson as recent members of the Class of 2021 to pick up offers from the Blue Devils.

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David Cutcliffe and his assistants currently have eight players committed in the Class of 2021, which ranks the Duke football program as the No. 36 class in the country and the No. 7 class in the ACC.

Durham native Aaron Hall is listed as a defensive end that has already pledged his allegiance to the Blue Devils in the same class.

Duke has the No. 62 class in the country for the Class of 2020 and the No. 12 class in the ACC after a disappointing 5-7 end to the 2019 season.