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Virginia Tech football: In-state running back Bryce Duke commits to Hokies

Duke is from Leesburg, Va.

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Another day, another Virginia Tech football commitment.

On Tuesday, three-star running back Bryce Duke officially announced he was coming to Virginia Tech.

Duke, a 5-foot-11, 196-pounder from Tuscarora High in Leesburg, Virginia, chose the Hokies over Rutgers, Duke, and Louisville, among others. He is the third commitment in two days and fifth since Saturday for the Hokies.

Duke camped at Virginia Tech earlier this month, and it didn’t take long for head coach Justin Fuente to extend an official scholarship offer. He was in Blacksburg for an official visit shortly thereafter.

According to 247Sports’ in-house rankings, Duke is the No. 23 player from the state of Virginia in the 2022 recruiting class. Duke has good speed and racked up over 1,700 all-purpose yards in eight games this spring.

He joins a crowded Virginia Tech backfield. The commitment of Duke should in no way impact Virginia Tech’s pursuit of Midlothian’s Ramon Brown.

After his commitment, he spoke with Evan Watkins of 247Sports.

“I love how the coaches are. Every coach has a great personality, and it felt like family when I was down there working out, which I hadn’t felt at other schools that I have gone to,” Duke said, per Watkins. “That is also the school I have been to the most, so I have seen the environment, I have seen the vibes. I love the fan base.”

Duke is Virginia Tech’s 12th commitment of the 2022 class.

Welcome to Blacksburg, Bryce.