By: Chris Long
Gunnar Holmberg became the first in the class of 2018 to commit to Duke University to play football this morning when he announced his decision on Twitter. Holmberg, a rising junior, is about to begin his second season taking the snaps for the Heritage varsity team after he led the team to a 5-7 season as a sophomore. Holmberg also had an offer from Wake Forest University and interest from other schools but ultimately decided to play his collegiate ball at Duke.
Despite encountering some injuries last season, Holmberg threw for 1,772 yards and 18 touchdowns while also picking up 256 yards and 4 touchdowns on the ground. 80 of those rushing yards came in on the first play against Enloe when he blazed down the field for a touchdown.
In his tweet Holmberg thanked his family for helping him with the decision and other recruiters for believing in him, but he made the decision that Duke is where he wanted to prepare for the rest of his life, in football and beyond.
David Cutcliffe, head coach of the Duke football team, also took to twitter in excitement of his landing his teams first 2018 recruit.
Holmberg now joins Jarren McAllister as the second Husky graduating in 2018 to commit to an ACC school to play their respective sport.