New suitors courting Ducre

Up until a couple of weeks ago, it seems as if it was a two-school battle for the services of Gregory Ducre. However, two Pac-10 schools have recently joined the recruiting fray and have caused the Los Angeles Crenshaw cornerback to consider additional visits. Devils Digest caught up with Ducre to talk about his latest recruiting developments.

The 5-11 175 Gregory Ducre visited Arizona State a couple of weeks ago, and has generally enjoyed the recruiting attention he has been receiving from the Sun Devils.

"Coach Yarber went to Crenshaw too so we have a lot of stuff in common," Ducre said. "So it makes it really easy to talk to him because he knows where I'm coming from. I also like the cornerbacks coach (Greg) Coach Burns. I really like the football program there and some of the stuff reminds me of Crenshaw, like the style of play, but obviously they play at a higher level and are more organized. I also like their academics.

"I like how their cornerbacks play, like Terell Carr and Pierre Singfield. They play very physical and they come to hit, which is my style. I really liked the whole game atmosphere there."

The Cougars are 13-0 CIF after beating Dorsey 35-6 last week in the playoffs. They advanced to the Los Angeles City Section Division I championship game against Narbonne this weekend. Ducre's partial senior season stats include 54 tackles, two interceptions, two pass deflections, one sack, and a fumble recovery. He also doubles as a wide receiver and has 14 receptions for 419 and five touchdowns, to along with a couple of rushing scores.

"I have good recovery speed," stated Ducre who reported running the 100 meters in 10.68 seconds. "I have good feet, but I need to work on focus and getting stronger."

To date, Ducre visited just ASU and Colorado, and it seemed as if as was going to announce last week his choice between those two schools. Nonetheless, two of the Sun Devils' league foes have entered the mix now.

"Washington offered me last Thursday," Ducre commented, "and Oregon State has being recruiting me hard too. I think I'm going to visit Washington but I will have to sit down with my mom after the season and see what we are going to do.

"ASU reminds me of L.A. I know it can get hot there, but when I was on my visit it rained there and that was just like L.A. I also like Colorado a lot too. I just have to sit down and go over everything and see what my decision will be. I'm open to all the schools right now."

Ducre added that while he would like to make his decision this month that it will take his time to explore all the options he has in front of him right now.

"I'm looking for the school that will have the best fit for me," Ducre commented. "Right now I'm just worried about the game against Narbonne."

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