Sandy Creek Cornerback Drawing AU's Interest

Comments from 2011 football prospect Bruce Dukes with highlight videos are featured.

Tyrone, Ga.--Bruce Dukes, a standout cornerback at Sandy Creek High School, says he is open about recruiting after picking up his latest scholarship offer from the Auburn Tigers on Tuesday.

"It feels good to get another offer," he says, noting his coach told him the news. "Right now I don't know where I am going to go."

The 5-10, 185-pounder rising senior, who is rated as a three-star prospect by, is currently involved in spring football. "We will play our spring game on Thursday," he says. "We are playing each other."

A versatile athlete who ran a 4.46 40-yard dash at the Atlanta MVP camp, he plays on both sides of the football. "I am playing wide receiver and on special teams I am returning."

He plays on the Sandy Creek High basketball team at shooting guard and small forward. He is also a member of the track team who finished fourth at the state meet this spring with a leap of 22 feet, 8 1/2 inches in the long jump.

"Right now my main focus in football is getting my hands back to play wide receiver because I?haven't been there in a long time," he says.

Off the field Dukes says he has a 3.0 grade point average and is interested in studying mechanical engineering in college. He says that he hasn't given his college choice much thought yet.

"I am not even sure of all the colleges who are offered me,"?he says. "I let my coach handle that."

Dukes says he doesn't know a lot about Auburn yet. "I know it is a good school but I really don't keep up much with football, I just like to play. My brother gives me all of the 411 on all of the recruiting. I haven't had a chance to tell him Auburn offered me, but I am sure he will have something to say about it."

Commenting on what he is looking for in a college, Dukes says, "I am going to look at the surroundings and see if they fit. I am looking for a place where I can make good friends and where there is not too much trouble around. I want to go to a place where I can stay focused and fit into the team. I also would like to go to a place where I will have a chance to stay focused."

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