Duke football program lands commitment from Class of 2021 safety

Cheerleaders carry the Duke football flags through the end zone. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Cheerleaders carry the Duke football flags through the end zone. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

The Duke football program landed a commitment from Placide Djungu-Sungu, a Class of 2021 safety.

As things around the college football world continue to evolve surrounding the 2020 season, the Duke Blue Devils received good news on Sunday afternoon for the 2021 campaign.

David Cutcliffe and his coaching staff landed a commitment from 2021 safety Placide Djungu-Sungu.

Djungu-Sungu hails from Arlington, Texas, and stars at Martin High School where he has been ranked as the No. 63 safety and No. 133 player in the rich football state of Texas, according to the Top 247 Sports rankings.

Standing at 6-feet tall, 170 pounds, the Blue Devils beat out Air Force, Army, Connecticut, Nevada, Northwestern, Rice, SMU, Utah, Washington, and Yale, among many others for the service of the three-star recruit.

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Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils extended an offer on March 26 and the prospect was tweeting out several Duke graphics following his offer and leading up to his announcement.

Placide Djungu-Sungu made his announcement via his Twitter page.

Duke now has 13 players committed to the program in the Class of 2021 and Djungu-Sungu marks the fourth defensive back that has pledged to the Blue Devils but he’s the first safety in the recruiting class.

Dylan Merrell, Joshua Pickett, and Brandon Johnson are also all committed to Duke and play cornerback.

247 Sports ranks the 13-man class as the No. 57 best in the country and the No. 14 best in the ACC.

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Duke is tied with Clemson and Florida State with the least amount of commits for the Class of 2021 but the Tigers currently have the No. 2 class in the conference with one five-star, eleven four-stars, and one three-star while the Seminoles have four, four-stars and nine three-stars.

All 13 players that are committed to the Blue Devils are ranked as three-stars recruits in the 247 Sports system.

Duke football currently has its Class of 2020 class and all returning players back on campus as the team prepares to start its season in September.