In June, linebacker Justin Boyle surprised a lot of people when he committed to Duke after receiving a lot of attention from SEC schools. Is he still solid to the Blue Devils?
"I'm still committed to Duke," said the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder from Acworth (Ga.) Harrison. "I'm still being recruited by Auburn, Arkansas, Clemson, NC State, Ohio and some others. Duke and Arkansas were really the top two schools I was looking at when I committed and I also had an offer from Auburn."
If a big-time program got interested and offered, would Boyle just tell them that he's solid to Duke and not interested?
"The only other schools I would consider would be Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Florida State or someone like Miami, but only if Duke has a down season," he said. "They think they can win six games this year and I do too. I'll only reconsider if they only win like three or four games, because I know they can win more than that.
"Sooner or later some of those close games have to go their way," he said. "That's the way I see it. But if they only win three or four games with a lot of close losses I might have to reconsider things."
As a junior, Boyle rushed for 360 yards and five scores as a fullback and averaged more than 10 tackles-per-game on defense.