Texas RB Talks Duke Offer

Versatility is something the Blue Devil coaching staff has valued when looking to the slot and running back positions over the last few years. In the class of 2012 that continues to be the case as one of Texas' top prospects has received a Duke offer.

"Right now Duke and Stanford have extended offers," said Lake Dallas (Tex.) High standout Dontonio Jordan. "I have also visited Tulsa and I believe they will offer soon. Connecticut has also been in contact with me early, but I haven't heard from them recently."

Jordan, a 5-foot-11, 180 pound prospect with a 3.8 grade point average says he is projected as either a running back or receiver at the next level depending on the school. Or, in the case of Duke, perhaps he'd play both positions should he arrive in Durham next fall. At least that's the impression given off by the coaches in charge of recruiting him.

"Coach Roper is the main contact person with Duke and we've got a pretty good relationship. It's honest on both sides and he answers any questions I have. He's told me that if I came to Duke they plan to use me in multiple positions. My primary position could be running back, but I would also play some wide receiver in the slot."

Duke and Roper, no matter the outcome of this recruitment, do hold a special place in Jordan's mind for a simple reason.

"Duke was the first school to offer me. They made the offer on February 24th and I clearly remember that day. Coach Roper called and told me that he was excited that they were making me my first scholarship offer. Since then I call Coach Roper once a week and we just talk. I really do like Coach Roper, he has been nothing but straight up with me."

Jordan says he won't make a decision until after the summer camp circuit and says that he doesn't have any favorites. So will be using the summer camp circuit to drum up interest or solicit more scholarship offers?

"Not really. I just want to improve my overall skills and work to get stronger and faster. Last year I did several camps to see what I was up against in terms of competition. This year I might attend one or two camps, but it's just for competition."

In the meantime Jordan is going to focus on the recruiting process and all it brings.

"Right now my focus is on taking it one day at a time. I know i have to stay humble and focused. I can't get too high or too low. With all the coaches I am trying to develop a relationship through the various conversations. As far as the mail and attention go, I am just going to let things happen."

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