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 prospects Giles-Harris, Rosene commit to Blue Devils


The Duke Blue Devils were one of the bigger surprises in college football last season as they made it all the way to the ACC Championship Game where they fell to eventual national champion Florida State. If David Cutcliffe’s team is to sustain that level of success, they need to fare well on the recruiting trail and the Blue Devils took a step in that direction with a pair of commitments.

Duke received a commitment from three-star outside linebacker Joe Giles-Harris (Montvale, NJ St. Joseph Regional) and three-star offensive tackle Reno Rosene (Thousand Oaks, Calif. Oaks Christian) to move up their class ranking 16 spots in the 247Sports class rankings to No. 47.

The pair are the fifth and sixth commitments for the 2015 class that also ranks as the No. 7 class in the ACC.

Giles-Harris is the nation’s No. 819 overall recruit, No. 51 outside linebacker and No. 19 recruit in the state of New Jersey. He was on campus for Duke’s junior day in March and committed to the Blue Devils over offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland and Syracuse, among others.

Rosene committed to Duke over offers from Notre Dame, Arizona State, Nebraska, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin, among others. The 6-7, 340-pound offensive lineman is the nation’s No. 460 player regardless of position, No. 54 offensive tackle and the No. 53 player in the notoriously loaded state of California. He could play guard or tackle in college.

The two became the highest-ranked commitments on board for Duke’s 2015 class.


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