Duke Still Strong With Local LB

Local talent has been and will continue to be a priority for the Duke coaching staff over the last few years. Such focus continues surface in the class of 2012 as the Blue Devils are putting in work for this local athlete.

"Duke's coaching staff has been great with me," said Durham (N.C.) Jordan standout Phillip Williamson. "They are always up front and honest. They tell you how things are."

Currently Williams has an offer from the Blue Devils and he remains high on the Durham based program.

"I talk to Coach Middleton pretty often and he's mainly talking about what is happening with the team and letting me know what is going to happen with them. They are going to do big things really soon. They are improving on and off the field with the practice facility."

In addition to Duke Williamson is being recruited by North Carolina, Auburn, Wake Forest, and East Carolina are active in Phillip's recruiting. And it's easy to see why the 6'2, 210 pounder has so many suitors.

During his junior season Williamson recorded over 125 tackles on the defensive side of the ball while also hauling in four touchdowns in a limited receiver role for Jordan. At the next level, however he projects as either a strong safety or outside linebacker.

Heading into the summer Williamson says he's focusing on a few distinct areas in which he hopes to improve.

"It's really about getting better as a player, but camps are also a chance for me to get to know the coaches and players at the different schools while I'm there showing what I can do. One thing I want to work on this summer is to improve my 40 time and to show that I can compete with the best."

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