With the hats of the Triangle's three ACC schools in front of him, Raleigh's Christian Rorie picked Duke for his college football home on Tuesday.
A 6-5, 267-pound defensive end from Enloe High School, Rorie chose the Blue Devils over N.C. State and North Carolina during his decision announcement at the school.
Rorie is rated as a three-star player by the various recruiting services. In addition to the three Triangle schools, Rorie had offers from Notre Dame, Maryland, Virginia and Wake Forest, among others.
"I feel like Duke is the best place for me," Rorie said. "It's a new wave coming, baby. We can do a lot with this new class coming in."
Rorie is the 17th player committed to Duke for the class of 2019. All are three-star players except four-star cornerback Tony Davis from Gastonia's Hunter Huss High School. With Rorie's addition, Duke's class is rated No. 27 nationally and No. 6 in the ACC by 247sports.com.
Rorie is the sixth in-state player who is committed to the Blue Devils. Players can begin signing this December.
Duke now has five defensive linemen in the class with Rorie joining Sayyid Stevens of Savannah, Ga., Caleb Oppan of Kennesaw, Ga., R.J. Oben of Jersey City, N.J., and DeWayne Carter of Pickering, Ohio.