Duke adds pair of DBs, off to solid '13 start

Don't look now, but Duke has been off to a pretty solid start for the 2013 recruiting cycle.

The Blue Devils received a pair of commitments from defensive backs this week in Jake Kite and DeQuavais Mann, bringing their class total to five.

Kite (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley), a safety, chose Duke over NC State and OhioInsider. His father, Chris, played for Virginia.

Duke beat out Virginia Tech and VanderbiltInsider for Mann (Rocky Mount, N.C./Northern Nash), a cornerback.

This has to be an encouraging start for a Blue Devils program that finished last in the ACC in recruiting for the 2012 class, as it now stacks up favorably, at least numbers-wise, with its conference brethren in the early stages of the 2013 cycle.

The commitment breakdown for ACC schools:

Florida State: 8

North Carolina: 7

Duke: 5

Miami: 5

Clemson: 5

Virginia Tech: 4

Virginia: 2

Georgia Tech: 1

Maryland: 1

Boston College: 1

North Carolina State: 0

Wake Forest: 0

Miami, meanwhile, added a big piece this week in ESPNU 150 Watch List tight end Standish Dobard (New Orleans/Edna Karr).