Duke football offers elite Class of 2022 New Jersey prospect

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 05: Head coach David Cutcliffe of the Duke football team during their game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. Pittsburgh won 33-30. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 05: Head coach David Cutcliffe of the Duke football team during their game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. Pittsburgh won 33-30. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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The Duke football program extended an offer to an elite level prospect in the Class of 2022.

David Cutcliffe and his Duke football staff are continuing to expand their branches in the Class of 2022 with a trip up North.

After extending offers to many top-tier players in the rising junior class, Cutcliffe made another offer to Keith Miles Jr., a defensive end out of St. Peter’s Prep (NJ).

Miles, also referred to as KJ, is one of the best recruits in the sophomore class, ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 117 player, No. 9 defensive end, and No. 4 player in the state of New Jersey.

The native of Jersey City, New Jersey has a long list of elite schools courting him, including Alabama, Michigan, Penn State, and Notre Dame.

KJ Miles also has offers from Arizona State, Kentucky, North Carolina, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Baylor, North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, Temple, and Massachusetts.

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The recruitment process for the defensive end will only get more hectic as he helped lead his school to a New Jersey State Championship in his sophomore campaign.

Miles stands at 6-foot-3, 261 pounds, and National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn describes the versatile defensive end’s game as athletic with the explosiveness to rush the passer and get around the edge with ease.

Dohn says that Miles’ upper body strength needs to be improved, but he could project as a second or third-round pick in the NFL Draft and compares him to Super Bowl Champion Frank Clark of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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The Blue Devils currently do not have any commitments from players in the Class of 2022, but David Cutcliffe and his coaching staff have offered six defensive linemen, two considered as strong-side defensive linemen and four as weak-side defensive linemen.

KJ Miles is listed as a weak-side defensive lineman, according to many recruiting boards.