The Blue Devils will lose a lot of talent and experience from their defensive backs next season, but will re-load in the class of 2013. On Sunday, Duke added their 8th defensive back commitment to the class in safety Deondre Singleton. Singleton is a 6'1" 185 pound safety from Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He finished his senior season with 47 tackles, 14 pass break-ups, 2 interceptions and 2 recovered fumbles. With over a dozen scholarship offers, he was in high demand, but chose the Blue Devils over other finalists in Appalachian State and Penn State. An official visit to Durham this weekend sealed the deal for the talented safety, and he informed the Duke coaching staff of his decision on Sunday morning. Singleton is the 19th commitment in the class of 2013, and the Blue Devils likely have just 2 scholarships remaining in this class, with Signing Day quickly approaching on February 6.
BDN caught up with Deondre prior to his official visit, and it was clear that the Blue Devils had made a strong impression on the star student-athlete. Stay tuned for more from the newest Blue Devil.