2012 LB Recounts Duke Visit

Inside linebacker Kavari Hillie is finishing his junior year at Salisbury High School in NC. Heading into his senior year as a 5-11, 240 pound prospect, Hillie has begun his Junior Day visits and search for the college football program of his choice. FOXSports/Scout.com caught up with him for more.

Kavari Hillie attended an in-state Junior Day at Duke, and shared his reflections on the experience.

"I've been in closest contact with Coach Collins," he explained. "The trip was a good experience. I saw a lot I liked about the campus, and I like the coaches- especially Coach Collins. I liked the attitude, and it seems like they really treat you good and take care of you."

Hillie, who currently does not have any other visits planned, described how the visit changed his perspective on the school.

"At first I thought it was kind of a stuck up school, but my visit changed that," he said of Duke.

Before narrowing his choices, the athlete has a number of plans for his senior season and considerations for potential schools.

"I want to become faster, better, and be a next-level player," he explained. "My parents are telling me to keep getting my grades up, and in due time we'll figure it out.

"My strengths are reading my keys and knowing where the ball is going to be. "I want a state championship for my senior season."

After graduation, he hopes to, "be a part of team that feels like family so we all can bond, win, and be successful."

Location and academic concentration will play a large factor in Hillie's decision.

"I'm planning on being a social worker or physical therapist, so narrowing it down my major and how far away it is from home will be important," he stated.

"I want a place to feel like home, and to become a better person and athlete."


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