Duce Chestnut commits, Syracuse beats out several ACC programs for 4-star CB

Duce Chestnut of Camden (N.J.) High committed to Syracuse, which gives head coach Dino Babes a significant addition in the 2021 class.

A 4-star prospect, Chestnut ranks as the No. 61 corner back in 2021 and a top 20 overall player in the state of New Jersey.

Late last week, Chestnut announced a top five that featured Syracuse, Louisville, Miami, Michigan State and Rutgers. However, the 5-foot-11 defensive back also had offers from NC State, Michigan and West Virginia, among others.

Chestnut cited the success of Andre Cisco — Syracuse’s defensive ace the last three seasons — and a relationship with assistant coach Nick Monroe, the primary recruiter, as the keys to his commitment.


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