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Sweet Home's Dylan McDuffie staying close to home, signs with UB

McDuffie verbally committed a week before signing
Posted at 5:23 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 17:23:02-05

Sweet Home running back Dylan McDuffie is the latest in his family to become a UB Bull.

McDuffie opted to sign with the Bulls just days after verbally committing, taking advantage of the early signing period Wednesday afternoon.

He's the 4th in his family to play for the UB football program, joining his three Uncles who previously played for the Bulls years ago.

"It's a tradition honestly," said McDuffie about being the latest in his family to play for the Bulls. "Everything is kind of surreal and I can't wait until I get to make it and know it's really happening."

McDuffie transferred to Sweet Home from St. Francis where he spent a year playing football for the Red Raiders.

He transferred back to Sweet Home for his senior year where he scored 14 touchdowns and averaged nearly 15 yards per carry.

He was a 2017 Connolly Cup Finalist and has earned All-Western New York honors.

"I'm blessed from my experiences at St. Francis and from my experiences at Sweet Home. They both taught me a lot of great things," McDuffie said. "One taught me how to be a leader and one taught me how to be a better player. Those two things you need to be a great football player."

McDuffie will look to compete for a starting spot this Fall and joins a UB depth chart that includes returning leading rusher Emmanuel Reed, Kameron Pickett, Theo Anderson and Johnathan Hawkins who all saw action this season along with Chris Doubek and Kevin Marks.

McDuffie held offers from a number of Division-I programs including Western Michigan, Ohio, and Central Michigan.

You can watch McDuffie's full interview above this article.