Ben Humphreys had plenty of Pac-12 offers and other major offers across the country but it was an ACC up-and-coming school that landed his commitment over the weekend.
The Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei four-star prospect committed to Duke over many others and he had a string of reasons why the Blue Devils stood out most to him.
"The top 10 academics, great coaches and people and it is the program with the most hype around it in the country right now," Humphreys said.
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"Watch out for Duke next year and the coming years."
The Blue Devils have done a tremendous job recruiting the state of California this recruiting cycle taking Humphreys away from many Pac-12 schools and getting four-star tight end Tyler Petite to commit to Duke over USC.
Four-star offensive lineman Reno Rosene and three-star wide receiver Aaron Young, two other California prospects, are also committed to the Blue Devils.
Humphreys, who will probably play outside linebacker but could also move to safety or wide receiver, said coach David Cutcliffe was also a major factor in his decision to pick the Blue Devils.
"Coach Cutcliffe is above all a great person and role model to be around," Humphreys said.
The four-star from Mater Dei also had offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Cal, Colorado, Fresno State, Miami, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon State, Utah, Washington, Washington State, Wisconsin and Yale. Stanford and many others have been showing interest as well.