Recruiting: Duke COMMIT (July 24)
Notable: Was the 12th commitment from the class of 2014 for Duke.
Pierre, who is considered a three star prospect by Scout.com and the nation's No. 52 rated quarterback, chose Duke over offers from Appalachian State, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida International, Kansas State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Nebraska, South Florida, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin among others.
He is a player who has the ability to make plays with his legs, but has a powerful arm that allowed him to become a three year starter at the high school level. He is likely to be redshirted in 2014.
Quotable: "I've committed to my dream school" - Nico Pierre
"I am a pass first quarterback and I will always look at my first two reads, then the third if I have time, and that is when I will look to run if that is not there. I want to throw the football, so I will do all I can to stay in the pocket and find a receiver. I am not that quarterback that is always looking to run." - Nico Pierre
"I do not try to play like any specific quarterback and I have not really heard too many comparisons yet, but I just do what I can do," he said. "I try to learn from as many quarterbacks as I can. I watch Cam Newton, Michael Vick, Aaron Rogers, and guys like that to see what I can learn, but I do not try to play like them. They did what they did to get where they are, so I am going to do what I can to go far too." - Nico Pierre