The first week of February has been a busy one for Duke football. First up, the Blue Devils landed a significant transfer on Sunday: former Clemson quarterback Chase Brice. Upon graduating in May, Brice will be eligible for Duke as a graduate transfer in the 2020 season. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining, too.
During his two seasons on the field with Clemson, Brice completed 60.3 percent of his passes (82-of-136) for 1,023 yards (7.5 yards per attempt), nine touchdowns and four interceptions.
— Chase Brice (@chasebrice7) February 2, 2020
During the 2018 season, Brice played a significant role in Clemson’s win over Syracuse. Following the departure of Kelly Bryant, Brice entered the game in relief of freshman Trevor Lawrence, who left the game with an apparent head injury. Clemson erased a 10-point fourth quarter deficit that Saturday and won, which preserved the undefeated season — and an eventual national championship.
Brice will now get to work under David Cutcliffe.
Speaking of Cutcliffe, the Blue Devils weren’t done after Brice, though. On Monday (Feb. 3), Duke announced another grad transfer: Stanford offensive tackle Devery Hamilton.
Former Cardinal offensive tackle Devery Hamilton has committed to Duke as a graduate transfer.
He constantly fought through injury issues to play for the Cardinal and his versatility was often helpful for a line that struggled with injuries the past 2 years.
— Stanford Rivals (@StanfordRivals) February 3, 2020
The 6-foot-7 Hamilton decided to leave Stanford in December; he took visits to Pittsburgh and Indiana. While on his official visit to Duke last weekend, Hamilton committed to the Blue Devils.
During the 2018 and 2019 seasons with Stanford, Hamilton played in 15 games, making 10 starts.