Blue Devils land Peach State DE

July, 27, 2013
Rising senior Taariq Shabazz (Kennesaw, Ga./Mountain) committed Friday to play for Duke, according to multiple reports. Defensive line coach Rick Petri was his primary recruiter.

Shabazz selected the Blue Devils over scholarship offers from Cincinnati, East Carolina, Georgia State, Southern Miss, UCF and Vanderbilt. Georgia Tech and Michigan State showed interest.

This spring, he registered an electronically-timed 4.90 40-yard dash, 4.80 20-yard shuttle, 31.2-inch vertical, 33.5-foot power throw and 74.58 SPARQ at at Nike Combine.

The 6-foot-2, 228-pound prospect, who will be evaluated soon, is commitment No. 13 for Duke.



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