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Columbus (OH) Bishop Hartley CB Alonzo Saxton has committed to the Blue Devils his father confirmed with 247Sports
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Columbus (Ohio) Bishop Hartley CB Alonzo Saxton is commit No. 5 for the Blue Devils in 2014.
This is a huge pickup for 2014 in a big area of need. Saxton had offers from a number of FBS schools including Wisconsin, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky and Purdue.
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seems like Cut is getting higher level kids and earlier. Big get!
Alonzo plays at a Catholic school--as you likely guessed, given the name (Bishop Hartley)--that is very near where I live. It's been a football power the past few seasons, and they always seem to have 2-4 elite athletes on every team.
Hartley is in Division IV (I is the largest in Ohio, out of six overall), but it plays larger schools for the bulk of the regular season and is a staple in the state playoffs. This fall, five Hartley alums will be freshman on college football teams, including Jacob Matuska, who committed to Notre Dame.
Alonzo was special mention all-district in 2012, and I suspect that will be improved upon in 2013.
Defensive back and receiver prospect.
Thanks for dropping in, Mike. Good to steal one from Big Ten Country.
I interviewed Alonzo for about 15 minutes earlier this evening. He probably talked for about 12 of it. He's very excited about Duke. Was hoping they'd offer going into the visit last weekend. When he got the offer on Friday, it only took him until Tuesday to make the decision.
Really interesting stuff on here about the defensive backs meeting Alonzo attended. Give it a read and let me know what you think. This is a free article.
After visiting last weekend, 247Composite 3-star DB Alonzo Saxton had a really good connection to the staff and players and called Coach Derek Jones to commit to Duke.
Enjoyed this interview. Sounds like a good kid from a good family. Was interesting to hear about Cockrell leading the DB's unit meeting. Cockrell gives the best interview of any Duke player. I get the feeling that Saxton is a Duke-type kid that will be a great contributor on and off the field.
Alonzo won the Defensive Skills MVP at Rivals Camp today.
Vine of him in coverage drills: https://vine.co/v/bUTPX2dUgY7
He posted a pic of him winning the MVP Trophy: https://twitter.com/BlueDevilLair/status/325703402329870337
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