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Football Recruiting: Mount Carmel’s Duerig headed to Syracuse

Updated: July 24, 2014 6:27AM



A relative newcomer to the area recruiting scene, rising senior Andrejas Duerig transferred into Mount Carmel from Lowell, Indiana, and has decided to verbally commit to Syracuse.

“It was really just how great the education and the staff as a whole was, they are beyond great,” Duerig said. “It is a lot like Mount Carmel, where the atmosphere is educational and has family values along with football.”

It was the first time that Duerig had seen Syracuse’s campus and it was impressive for the 6-foot-4, 280-pound prospect.

“I love the mixture of all the new and old buildings. It’s very nice,” Duerig said. “I like how it is on a hill and it’s just an overall beautiful facility.”

Thurmon has four

Mount Carmel defensive lineman Kevin Thurmon has burst onto the recruiting scene, picking up offers from Cincinnati, Ball State, Bowling Green and Austin Peay.

“I actually didn’t think that I would have this much interest,” Thurmon said. “A year ago I used to look at Enoch (Smith Jr.) and Steve (Richardson) and look at the offers they had, and I wanted to work hard and get as good as them to get offers. And thanks to God, I got some offers.”

Austin Peay was the first school to offer Thurmon.

“I was happy it was my first offer and I knew from there I would start to build on, so I was very happy,” Thurmon said. “The second one was Bowling Green and Ball State; they were in the same day.”

Edwards picks Badgers

Downers Grove North quarterback David Edwards, who will play tight end at the next level, gave an oral commitment to Wisconsin on Wednesday.

“I visited Wisconsin ... and I just felt like it was the best fit,” Edwards said. “I feel at home at Wisconsin and I feel like they have a good plan going into it. I know that they use the tight end well at Wisconsin and I have a good relationship with my area recruiter coach T.J. Woods and I really like head coach Gary Andersen.”

Edwards is a Scout.com four-star prospect and is the top-rated rising senior in the state. For the 6-6, 225-pound prospect, the Badgers’ offer was one he couldn’t pass up.

“Obviously, Wisconsin is an unbelievable place, the campus, the fans and Camp Randall,” Edwards said. “You can’t go wrong with it. I am glad to get this process over with because it was very stressful.”



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