June 15, 2009

Duke a player for elite California OL?

If you follow recruiting or college football even as only a casual fan you're probably aware that it's not too common to hear a high school football prospect mention Southern Cal and Duke in the same interview.

Some of that is due simply to location. Los Angeles and Durham are more than 2,500 miles apart, so it's rare that coaches from the two schools would cross paths. Nevermind the fact the football programs at those two schools have essentially been polar opposites for quite some time, with USC making it's case for the best program in the nation while Duke struggles to get its program off the ground.

The current Duke coaching staff has made it a point to make a serious run at the top recruits in the nation, regardless of location, however.

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