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Bayard Rustin WR Anthony Nash issues oral declaration to Duke

Written by: on Sunday, July 24th, 2011. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


The Bayard Rustin Golden Knights have taken the District 1 landscape by storm since forming as a high school five years ago, rolling along to a 42-9 overall record in the last four seasons. While Rustin is known for running a Wing-T offensive attack and has produced a career 4,000-yard rusher already, the Knights aren’t afraid to throw the ball, especially with a target like Division-1 prospect Anthony Nash to throw to.

Now, Nash will be continuing his collegiate football career in the Tar Heel State.

Nash, a 6’5, 190-pound wide receiver for Bayard Rustin, issued an oral declaration to Duke Sunday, according to national recruiting service  The Blue Devils were one of five programs to verbally offer Nash, joining Buffalo, Purdue, Stony Brook and Villanova.  Nash had also received interest, but no verbal scholarship offers, from Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Tennessee and West Virginia. rated Nash as a two-star prospect.  He is the second wide receiver from the Ches-Mont League to issue a pre-season college declaration, joining Coatesville Area’s Kyle Kerrick (Michigan State).

Nash had a very successful junior season for Rustin, hauling in 52 passes for 1,172 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging 22.5 yards per reception.  He finished nine games with four or more catches and 10 games with 70+ receiving yards, including a trio of 100+-yard games.  Nash caught two or more touchdowns in five Rustin games in 2010.

Bayard Rustin finished 11-2 overall in 2010, winning the Ches-Mont League American Division championship and reaching the District 1 AAAA semifinals before falling to Neshaminy, 33-7.

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