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8 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Duke Shelley

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In which BracketCat counts down the eighth day until kickoff with a profile of defensive back Duke Shelley.

I don't want to get too deep into the overhype game, but Duke Shelley carries the potential to be K-State's best pure cornerback since this guy.
I don't want to get too deep into the overhype game, but Duke Shelley carries the potential to be K-State's best pure cornerback since this guy.
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Goal No. 8: ENTHUSIASM.

DukeShelley

#8 Duke Shelley
True Freshman
5-9 | 160
DeKalb, Ga.

Bio

Position: Defensive Back

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: On Scholarship

YaQuis Bertron "Duke" Shelley (b. Oct. 8, 1996) is a promising young defensive back from Tucker High School, part of Andre Coleman's recruiting haul in Georgia. He is talented enough to play, but hopefully will redshirt this year.

A three-year letter-winner for the Tigers under head coach Bryan Lamar, Shelley helped to lead Tucker to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the state playoffs.

He was viewed as the 22nd-best cornerback nationally by Rivals.com and ranked 33rd by ESPN, and also named one of the top 250 recruits in the class of 2015 by Rivals.

An honorable mention all-state selection by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2014, Shelley was named to the Georgia High School Association All-Region 2-AAAAAA team.

Shelley recorded two interceptions and scored three touchdowns on special teams returns as a senior, and also had six interceptions as a junior. He then was invited to play in the Florida vs. Georgia High School All-Star Game.