Duke football makes Top-10 for Class of 2021 Florida prospect

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The Duke football team made the Top-10 for coveted Class of 2021 running back, Anthony Williams, from the state of Florida.

It just seems to be good news after good news on the recruiting front in recent days, and weeks, for the Duke football program.

The latest good news came as Class of 2021 running back Anthony Willams released his Top-10 schools and included the Blue Devils among many of his home-state schools in Florida.

Williams’ full list of schools is comprised of Miami (FL), Florida, Central Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Mississippi, Maryland, Indiana, and Duke.

The Altamonte Springs, Florida native stands at 6-feet, 185 pounds and is a standout at Lake Brantley High School.


Anthony Williams is ranked as a three-star recruit and the No. 1,190 recruit in the junior class as well as the No. 89 running back and No. 160 player in the state of Florida, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

Duke has been very active in trying to add to its already talented Class of 2021 recruiting class while also getting a jump start on the Class of 2022.

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The Blue Devils currently have nine players locked down in the junior class, which ranks them as the No. 35 Class of 2021 recruiting class in the country and the No. 7 class in the ACC.

However, David Cutcliffe and his staff do not have a running back in that nine-man recruiting class and only have three skill-position players in wide receivers Trent Broadnax and Sahmir Hagans, and athlete Jordan Moore.

Williams has a rich football background in his family as his father, Anthony Williams, played for Florida State while his cousins, Lamont Simmons and Austin Bryant, also both played college football.

Simmons committed to Southern California before transferring to Georgia Tech, and Bryant was a two-time National Champion for the Clemson Tigers and now plays for the Detroit Lions.

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There is no 247 Sports Crystal Ball Prediction for Anthony Williams’ recruiting picture, but it certainly will be a challenge for the Duke Blue Devils to try and pry him away from his home state of Florida.

Williams also did not provide a timeline for a possible further cutdown of his list or a potential commitment date.