Duke tops major offers for Lloyd

The Duke Blue Devils secured a pledge from three-star athlete Johnathan Lloyd (Graham, N.C./Southern Alamance), multiple sources report.

Several other BCS programs offered Lloyd, including Clemson, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

Appalachian State, Army and East Carolina, among others, also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot, 175-pound prospect.

Lloyd is the Blue Devils' 10th commitment for 2014, and their second-highest ranked recruit behind four-star outside linebacker Xavier Carmichael (Mobile, Ala./St. Paul's Episcopal).