The Blue Devils have had a lot of success passing the ball utilizing Coach Cutcliffe’s spread offense over the past few seasons, including throwing to the tight ends. With the departure of Cooper Helfet to the Seattle Seahawks, Duke hopes that young tight ends Issac Blakeney and David Reeves will be able to help fill the void this fall, but the coaching staff continues to look towards the future on the recruiting trail.
One prospect who has caught the attention of the Blue Devil staff is Johnny Mundt, a 6’5” 235 pound tight end from Central Catholic HS in Modesto, California. The athletic junior hauled in 17 balls, including 5 for touchdowns, while leading Central Catholic to a 10-3 overall record and the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinals. His junior year performance at both tight end and linebacker earned him a spot on the 2011 Cal-Hi Sports All-State 2nd Team, as well as All-League and All-District honors. For fans and coaches who like measurables, Mundt is your ideal prospect. At a Nike combine earlier this year, Mundt posted the top SPARQ rating (a sport-specific athletic assessment) for tight ends in the country. As you might expect, interest in Mundt has soared, and he now boasts nine scholarship offers, picking up his most recent from Oregon shortly after speaking with BDN. This past week, the Blue Devils hosted the talented rising senior on an unofficial visit, hoping that the student-athlete might be an ideal fit at Duke.
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