If you’ve been following UB recruiting long enough you know two things. (1) While New York is not a deep recruiting state there is some real talent ot be found and (2) UB has, at times, had trouble tapping that talent.
A good example is Lockport’s David Fluellen. Who chose Toledo over the Bulls and is now a backup in the NFL. That season the Bulls pulled in James Potts, who for various reasons never really caught on in Buffalo.
This season, however, Lance Leipold and his staff have won a couple of nice local battles.
Today Dylan McDuffie, who according to 247 is the 26th ranked player in NY and the state’s second best prospect at the halfback position, verbally committed to the Buffalo Bulls.
He picked the Bulls over, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Ohio, and a host of FCS programs. According to 247, It was Andy Kotelnicki who recruited McDuffie.
According to the Buffalo News, McDuffie comes from a line of UB players, including his uncles Steve, Tedy and Chris.
McDuffie was on a lot of radars after a fantastic junior season but was bogged down by injury in 2017. Still, even addled with an ankle injury he had 14 total touchdowns, including 11 rushing, and a 14.5 yards-per-carry average.
McDuffie plans to sign next week during the during the NCAA's early signing period for football. He should be joining about a half dozen of NY’s top 50 prep players who are committing to Buffalo this year.