Duke football makes Top-12 finalists for upper echelon wide receiver

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The Duke football team made the Top-12 for a Class of 2021 wide receiver who is one of the best in the junior class.

Duke is continuing its good fortune on the recruiting trail after making the Top-12 for a Class of 2021 wide receiver, but it will be very tough to try and bring the pass-catcher to Durham.

Ahmari Huggins-Bruce, a wideout from Dillon, South Carolina, tweeted out his final schools that include Duke, Southern California, Virginia Tech, Baylor, West Virginia, North Carolina State, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, TCU, and Michigan State.

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The 6-foot, 163-pound standout at Dillon High School is ranked as the No. 489 recruit in the junior class, as well as being the No. 79 wide receiver, and No. 5 prospect in the state of South Carolina, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

Louisville, TCU, Virginia Tech, South California, and North Carolina State have been the programs most connected to Huggins-Bruce on the recruiting trail, although the consensus among the 247 Sports recruiting experts is that the receiver will eventually land at Louisville.

In his junior season, Ahmari Huggins-Bruce caught 50 passes for 997 yards and 12 touchdowns coming off a sophomore season in which he brought in 52 receptions for 930 yards and 11 touchdowns.

David Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils have extended offers to 34 wide receivers in the Class of 2021 while landing Trent Broadnax and Sahmir Hagans at wideout and athlete Jordan Moore.


Duke currently has nine players committed in the Class of 2021, which puts the program as the No. 33 recruiting class in the country and the No. 6 class in the ACC.

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The Blue Devils are looking for continued improvement in their recruiting class after bringing in the No. 62 class in the nation and No. 12 in the ACC for the Class of 2020 following a disappointing 5-7 season in 2019 in which Duke missed a bowl game for just the second time in the last eight years.