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29 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Khalid Duke

In which BracketCat counts down the 29th day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State linebacker Khalid Duke.

#29 Angelo Pease
Incoming linebacker Khalid Duke will be No. 29, a number more traditionally worn by defensive backs or running backs such as Angelo Pease (29).
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#29 Khalid Duke

True Freshman | 6-3 | 216 lbs. | Atlanta, Georgia
Khalid Duke
Khalid Duke
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Linebacker
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

Khalid Malik Duke (b. Feb. 27, 2001) is a talented linebacker prospect from Riverside Military Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. He is likely to redshirt, but possibly could play in a few games.

Duke played under head coach Nicholas Garrett at Riverside and was rated the 83rd-best outside linebacker in the Class of 2019, according to ESPN.

He earned first-team all-state honors from The Atlanta Journal Constitution in 2018, the school’s first all-state honor since 2013, after carding 142 tackles and 17 tackles for loss during his senior season in 2018.

Duke compiled 219 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, nine sacks and two interceptions in his career. He also starred on offense, carding 1,154 yards and 12 touchdowns on 66 career receptions, while he ran 46 times for 467 yards and four scores during his prep career.

Duke also played basketball and was a state champion in the triple jump. He picked K-State over offers from Air Force, Army, Charleston Southern, The Citadel, East Tennessee State, Gardner-Webb, Lafayette, Mercer, Navy, Samford and Western Carolina.

Duke’s primary recruiter was former K-State defensive coordinator and current West Virginia inside linebackers coach Blake Seiler. Duke plans on majoring in kinesiology.

Fun fact: He once served as a ball boy for the Atlanta Falcons!