Duke football makes late push for West Coast defensive lineman

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The Duke football team is making a late push for a West Coast defensive lineman.

Duke football has been on a roll recently on the recruiting trail with the Class of 2021, and David Cutcliffe is trying to jump in late during the recruitment of a defensive lineman.

The Blue Devils extended an offer to Jacob Schuster on Wednesday, a 6-foot-2, 300-pound defensive tackle out of Olympia, Washington.

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Schuster also recently picked up offers from Stanford, Michigan, and Washington in the last month as the 247 Sports Crystal Ball predicts the defensive lineman will end up at Stanford, albeit the confidence scale is on the lower tier.

Boise State, California, and Washington State have also been heavily involved in Jacob Schuster’s recruitment, although he has not provided a timetable for a possible decision or cutdown of his top list of schools.

The site’s Composite Rankings places the Tumwater High School standout as the No. 606 recruit in the junior class, No. 38 defensive tackle, and No. 12 player in the state of Washington.

Brandon Huffman, the National Recruiting Expert at 247 Sports, breaks down Schuster’s game as playing with a high motor and thriving in run defense.


Huffman also said that the defensive lineman should projects as a multiyear starter at a Power-5 conference and then projects as an NFL Draft pick who could be selected anywhere from the fourth round on.

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Duke currently does not have a commitment from a defensive lineman in its nine-man recruiting class but has extended 14 offers to the position, although four of those players have already committed to other programs.

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The Blue Devils currently have the No. 33 recruiting class in the country and the No. 6 class in the ACC for the Class of 2021, and David Cutcliffe doesn’t seem done quite yet, regardless if he is able to land Jacob Schuster or not.