August 28, 2010

Colerain (OH) corner Chris Dukes looking at CMU

Three star prospect Chris Dukes, a 5-foot-10 and 185 pound defensive back from Colerain (OH) is starting to become a familiar name among schools from across the country. Currently having offers from nine D-1 programs including Pittsburgh, Boston College, Louisville, Colorado, Marshall, Ohio, Bowling Green, Toledo and Central Michigan. Dukes received an offer from CMU under the Butch Jones regime, but still remains a target of Dan Enos and the new staff.

While he is mulling over his list of offers, Dukes is looking to build off an impressive junior season by having a successful senior season. And another year of experience will allow him to keep growing as a player.

"My goal for the season is go 15 and 0 and win the state title," said Dukes. "A big part of my game is physicality, I use it as tool for my game. I use it to disrupt a player making them change their route and just letting them know I'm there."

As his recruitment progresses, Dukes has started to focus on schools where he can get playing time, but mentioned the most important factor for him is family.

"I'm really into my family and family values will be a big factor in determining the school I decide," added Dukes. "So whatever team treats me like family and brings me into a family environment where I feel comfortable is very big for me."

As for where CMU currently stands with him.

"I really liked what Butch Jones and even what Brian Kelly did there by building a winning environment and tradition. I hope the current staff can keep it up and continue building," said Dukes. "I havent got to meet the current staff yet but Central has been very impressive."

And Dukes fully intends on making all of his official visits before he makes any sort of decision.

"I have no timetable for my decision yet, but it will come sometime after I make my official visits."

As the fall continues we will keep a close eye on Dukes progress and senior season.

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