Sep 29, 2012; Winston Salem, NC, USA; A Duke Blue Devils helmet lays on the field prior to the start of the game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Duke football recruiting: 3-star QB Quentin Harris commits to Blue Devils


The Duke Blue Devils have developed pretty good quarterbacks lately.

Thaddeus Lewis appeared in six games for the Buffalo Bills filling in for an injured E.J. Manuel last season, completing 93 of 157 passes for 1,092 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. Returning starter Anthony Boone led Duke to a 10-4 record and an appearance in the ACC Championship Game while completing 206 of 322 passes for 2,260 yards with 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and rushing for another five touchdowns.

Duke may have found their next quarterback on Friday when 3-star dual threat signal caller Quentin Harris gave his pledge to the Blue Devils.

“I really liked Duke, I felt like there was a lot of student excitement,” Harris said earlier this week via Adam Rowe of 24/7 Sports. “I actually got to see the Duke-North Carolina basketball game so I really got to see the student body with the Cameron Crazies and everything. It was really cool and I kind of got to see the school spirit and how passionate the fans were. I definitely really like that and I feel like with the football team on the rise I think that’s going to be something that will be there at the football games as well. So, that was really appealing.”

The 6’1, 185-pounder attends The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. He is ranked as the country’s 47th-best dual threat quarterback prospect, the sixth-best overall prospect in the state of Connecticut and the 1,445th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

Harris also holds offers from the Boston College Eagles and Connecticut Huskies. He was also drawing interest from the Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs.

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