Duke football program continues to add to Class of 2021 recruiting class

Duke football linebacker Tre Hornbuckle. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Duke football linebacker Tre Hornbuckle. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

The Duke football team continued to add to its Class of 2021 recruiting class with the commitment from linebacker Trey Brown.

David Cutcliffe just keeps going about his business on the recruiting trail, not making any major splashes, but he continues to bring in blue-collar players to Durham. And that can be seen in the commitment of Trey Brown.

Brown, an outside linebacker from Phoenix, Arizona, announced his decision with a statement and graphic on his Twitter page.

The Arcadia High School native is ranked as the No. 1,371 prospect in the Class of 2021, No. 92 outside linebacker, and No. 18 player in the state of Arizona, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

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Listed at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Trey Brown has some rich football history in his family as his father, Ray Brown, was an offensive lineman with at Memphis and was selected in the eighth round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the then St. Louis Cardinals, now known as the Arizona Cardinals.


Ray Brown also made stops with Washington, San Francisco, and Detroit before being named to the 2001 Pro Bowl with the San Fransisco 49ers.

Duke won the recruiting battle for Trey Brown over the likes of Colorado State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, Tulane, UNLV, Utah State, and Washington State, among others, while Arizona, Colorado, and Wisconsin also were interested in the three-star recruit but did not formally extend an offer.

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Cutcliffe and his staff worked quickly on landing a commitment from Brown, as the Blue Devils only offered the prospect on July 28, and he made his decision exactly one month later.

Trey Brown will join Cole Bishop and Anthony Freeman as outside linebackers in Duke’s Class of 2021 as the Blue Devils now have 17 players who are committed in the rising senior class, eight offensive players and nine defensive.

247 Sports ranks Duke’s class at No. 46 in the country and No. 12 in the ACC with still plenty of time left to boost those numbers.