Duke football lands commitment from offensive guard Justin Pickett

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The Duke football program landed a commitment from Justin Pickett on Thursday morning, a three-star offensive lineman from the state of Indiana.

Duke Gang ’21 gets richer as head coach David Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils were able to land Justin Pickett, a three-star offensive guard in the rising senior class.

Pickett announced his commitment to Duke on Thursday morning via his Twitter page.

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Listed at 6-foot-7, 315 pounds, the Carmel, Indiana native is ranked as the No. 1,214 recruit in the Class of 2021, No. 58 offensive guard, and No. 20 player in the state of Indiana, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

Justin Pickett also held offers from Akron, Arizona, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Iowa State, Miami (Ohio), Nevada, Ohio, Toledo, Tulane, Tulsa, Central Florida, UNLV, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, and Western Michigan, among others.

Duke extended its offer to Pickett in mid-June and worked quickly to land a commitment in mid-August from the three-star prospect.

Pickett is the first offensive guard to commit to the Blue Devils in the Class of 2021, but the Carmel High School standout joins Andrew Jones and Almarion Crim as the offensive linemen that have committed to Cutcliffe’s program.

Justin Pickett becomes the 15th player in the Class of 2021 for Duke as the crop of players is split between eight defensive players and seven offensive players.

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Duke’s Class of 2021 recruiting crop is currently ranked as the No. 49 recruiting class in the country and the No. 12 class in the ACC, according to 247 Sports.

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As for the ever chaotic 2020 college football season, the ACC is still planning to play football in the fall as Duke is slated to begin the year in South Bend, Indiana against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 12 with a home opener at Wallace Wade Stadium against the Boston College Eagles on September 19.