Duke football lands commitment from three-star running back Trent Davis

Duke football running back Deon Jackson. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)
Duke football running back Deon Jackson. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images) /

The Duke football program landed another commitment in the Class of 2021 in three-star running back Trent Davis.

Another playmaker is coming to Durham in 2021 as the Duke Blue Devils added to an already packed Class of 2021 recruiting crop.

The newest addition to Duke Gang ’21 is three-star running back Trent Davis, an Attalla, Alabama native who stars at Etowah High School.

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Davis, a shifty 5-foot-11, 170-pound tailback, is ranked as the No. 1,104 prospect, No. 75 running back, and No. 41 player in the state of Alabama, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

The running back also held offers from Alcorn State, Arkansas State, Army, Austin Peay, Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Murray State, North Alabama, Samford, South Alabama, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Trent Davis also was receiving interest from Appalachian State, Georgia, Memphis, Tulane, South Florida, and Wake Forest but did not receive an offer from those programs.

Ultimately, Davis made his decision to join the Blue Devils over Army, South Alabama, Austin Peay, and Georgia State, as announced in his Top-5.


While listed as a running back on his recruiting profiles, Davis is viewed by many as an athlete who can not only run between the tackles but also line up in the slot as a wide receiver.

Davis marks the 16th player to commit to David Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils in the Class of 2021. The class is made up of eight offensive players and eight defensive players as Duke holds the No. 51 class in the country and No. 12 in the ACC, according to 247 Sports.

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Trent Davis is the lone running back to commit to Duke in the rising junior class.

Transfers aside, the Blue Devils had an 18-man recruiting class in 2020 as the schedule is slated to kick off in South Bend, Indiana on September 12.