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Courtesy: Duke Athletics
Ken Torain Signs with Duke
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/07/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University head football coach David Cutcliffe and his staff announced Wednesday that Ken Torain has signed a national letter of intent to join the Blue Devil gridiron program.

A 6-2, 195-pound cornerback from Tampa, Fla., Torain joins 15 members of the class who signed in December.  Representing eight states, the group includes three wide receivers, three offensive linemen, three defensive backs, two defensive linemen, two linebackers, one running back, one tight end and one quarterback.  

Torain lettered four seasons at Jesuit High School and is listed as the No. 70 cornerback in the country according to 247Sports.com.  As a senior, he posted 26 tackles, three interceptions, five pass breakups and one fumble recovery.

         2018 Duke Football Signing Class

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School
Peace Addo OL 6-6 295 Silver Spring, Md. St. Frances Academy
Jake Bobo WR 6-4 185 Belmont, Mass. Belmont Hill
Elijah Brown DT 6-4 295 Charlotte, N.C. Providence Day
Mataeo Durant RB 6-1 190 McCormick, S.C. McCormick
Zamari Ellis TE 6-4 240 Henderson, N.C. Southern Vance
Jarett Garner WR 6-3 190 Harrisburg, N.C. Hickory Ridge
Shaka Heyward LB 6-4 215 Hoschton, Ga. Mill Creek
Casey Holman OL 6-4 285 Snellville, Ga. Brookwood
Gunnar Holmberg QB 6-3 180 Wake Forest, N.C. Heritage
Jeremiah Lewis CB 6-0 180 Plano, Texas Prestonwood Christian
Maurice McIntyre  OL 6-2 320 Jacksonville, N.C. Northside
Tahj Rice DT 6-2 320 Louisville, Ky. Waggener
Rocky Shelton LB 6-0 205 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. St. Thomas Aquinas
Dennis Smith WR 6-2 185 Gaffney, S.C. Gaffney
Nate Thompson S 6-3 185 Sanford, N.C. Southern Lee
Ken Torain CB 6-2 195 Tampa, Fla. Jesuit

Ken Torain
CB, 6-2, 195
Tampa, Fla. (Jesuit)

  • Played for head coach Matt Thompson
  • Three-star prospect according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com & 247Sports.com
  • The No. 67 athlete in the country according to ESPN.com
  • The No. 70 cornerback in the country according to 247Sports.com
  • Led Jesuit to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) 5A state semifinals in both 2015 and 2016
  • Booked 26 tackles, three interceptions, five PBUs and one fumble recovery as a senior
  • In January, named one of the top 25 seniors in the area by the Tampa Bay Times
  • Tampa Bay Times honorable mention All-Tampa Bay Defensive Team selection following senior season
  • Jesuit finished with a 12-1 mark during junior campaign, going 4-0 in 5A District 10 play to capture the title
  • During junior season, totaled 22 tackles, two INTs, six passes defended and one fumble recovered
  • An Associated Press Class 5A second team all-state selection after junior campaign
  • As a sophomore, helped Jesuit to a 13-1 ledger and the 5A District 10 championship
  • Born January 20, 2000
  • Son of Tesra House
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