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He has a 4.46 grade-point-average and scored a 1,450 on his SAT. His 12 offers include Western Michigan, Ball State, Western Illinois, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, South Dakota State among others. Numerous Ivy League schools are also interested, Heemsoth said.
“Because I know if you are not going to do well in classroom, you can’t play on the field,” Heemsoth said of his focus on academics.
Fitzgerald said the Dukes’ defense is a veteran group with potential. Running back Kevon Robinson and slot receiver Josiah Scott headline the Dukes’ spread offense.
"The commitment these kids had in the offseason and buying into the program was very good,” Fitzgerald said. “The kids have worked extremely hard and bought in.”