Duke Incoming Recruiting Class ranked n ° 16
DURHAM – Duke’s new men’s tennis recruiting class was ranked 16th in the country, according to rankings released by TennisRecruiting.net Monday.
twins Connor krug and Jake krug make up the much-vaunted class that signed their national letters of intent in November. The duo will sign up in August 2021 and join the Blue Devil team for the 2021-22 season.
Duke’s 127 points were the fourth most for an ACC school. The Blue Devils finished behind NC State and Florida State, tied for first place, as well as Notre Dame, who finished 13th.
To compile the rankings, TennisRecruiting.net asked panelists to vote on the rankings. Each of the panelists presented their take on the top 25 recruiting classes. Schools received 25 points for each first place vote, 24 points for each second place vote, up to 1 point for each 25th place vote.
“During the recruiting process, I was immediately drawn to their passion for the game, their extraordinary work ethic and their close family,” said Duke head coach. Ramsey smith said about the Krug brothers earlier this year. “The twins align with the values and standards of our program, and they will immediately have a positive impact on Duke Tennis.”
The 6’5 “Blue Chip prospects of Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Attended Out-of-Door Academy in Sarasota, Fla., For the ninth grade before moving on to online school via Laurel Springs for the recall from high school.
While freshmen at the Out-of-Door Academy, the Krugs helped their team become 2018 Florida High School State Champions Class 1A for the first time in history. ‘school. The pair also teamed up to win the USTA Gold Ball Boys Doubles championship title and were part of the 2017 USTA Spring National Team Championship squad.
“Connor and Jake have been fortunate to work with Heath Turpin and Lance Luciani who have done an incredible job with fundamentals and developing their games to the highest level of college tennis,” added Smith.
Connor and Jake are the sons of Thomas Krug and Sherri Vitale. Their parents were collegiate athletes in Notre Dame as their father, Thomas, played football (1993-1997) while their mother, Sherri, played tennis (1992-1996). Their maternal grandfather is longtime ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale.