ACC Football Program On Track For Best Recruiting Class In Its History

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One ACC team is heating up on the recruiting trail. The Duke football program is on track for its best class in school history.

This comes following an impressive 9-4 season for the Blue Devils in 2022. They finished with a 5-3 mark in the conference, taking down the likes of Miami, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

The Blue Devils came painfully close to their first 10-win season since 2013 as each of their four losses came by one score. Duke capped the year off with a win over UCF in its bowl game.

At the time of this writing, Duke holds the 22nd best recruiting class in the country for the 2024 cycle. It’s headlined by four-star quarterback Tyler Cherry, as well as top 400 defender Paul Mencke, who chose the Blue Devils over Notre Dame.

Things have boomed of late, with eight of their 13 commits coming over the last three days.

“I just think people are starting to see what Duke can be on the football field,” head coach Mike Elko said in response to the recent recruiting heater.

Fans of the program are certainly excited.

Coach Elko even got in on the celebration, posting his excitement on social media.

Should the Blue Devils’ strong play continue on the field next season, they’ll likely see the successes continue, too.

That will be a tough task as their 2023 schedule is setting up to be a difficult one. Duke will have to navigate games versus Clemson, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and Florida State.

If they can pull out a few surprising upsets, it can only help on the trail.