Duke football targeting three-star athlete with ACC interest

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The Duke football program is targeting a Class of 2022 athlete who has other offers inside the ACC.

It seems very early in the recruitment process for Class of 2022 athlete Price Williams Jr., but the Duke Blue Devils are getting in the race early as the program has competition from other ACC schools.

David Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils extended an offer to the 6-foot-2, 222-pound athlete on June 1.

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Williams Jr., a Purcellville, Virginia native, also holds offers from Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Buffalo, Campbell, Liberty, Kent State, and Old Dominion.

The Woodgrove High School standout is ranked as the No. 51 athlete in the rising junior class and the No. 18 player in the state of Virginia.

Price Williams Jr. exploded on the scene in his freshman season when he was named to the First Team All-District as a running back and then followed up his inaugural season with a selection to First Team All-Region and Second Team All-State as a sophomore.

The three-star running back, wide receiver, and tight end is also receiving interest from Penn State but has not received an offer from James Franklin’s program yet.

Williams Jr. has already taken unofficial visits to Virginia Tech, Virginia, and Penn State.

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The versatility and explosiveness that Price Williams Jr. shows in his game can be seen on his sophomore year highlight tape.

Duke has been focusing more on tying up any loose ends with its Class of 2021 recruiting class, but over the past handful of weeks, David Cutcliffe and his coaching staff have begun shifting their focus to the Class of 2022 and trying to land the program’s first commitment in the sophomore class.

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In what normally is such a critical time period of the rising junior class in terms of showcases and workouts, most summer sessions have been canceled, so coaches and programs will have to rely on film and positive reviews from coaches on how to properly gauge a recruit.