Declan Duley is a class of 2023 specialist out of El-Paso Gridley High School in El Paso, Illinois. He revealed his B1G commitment on Wednesday and had a special opportunity to make the call.

Duley announced he will be attending Bret Bielema’s Illinois program to begin his college career. He was recently on an official visit to Illinois over the weekend and landed an offer from that visit.

Duley is a left-footed punter who has drawn offers from Illinois and Troy. According to Kohl’s Kicking, Duley has a 5-star rating as a punter and is the No. 12 punting prospect for the cycle.


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Here is what Kohl’s has to say about Duley:

Duley’s most recent camp was in May of 2022 and he scored 117.9 points at camp. He also won the punt charts at the Underclassman Challenge. He is able to hit 5.0 hang-times as a high school player. In December, he scored 102 points during the charting phase from in the pocket. Duley also attended the 2021 Kohl’s National Scholarship Camp and had some of the more impressive punts at camp. He is a strong leftie who has the ability to hit 50+ yard punts with over 4.7 seconds of hang time consistently. Punting is where Duley is special and we are excited to see how good he can become in the next year!