Florida Signal Caller Validated With Offer

Perhaps the most lightly offered position in the class of 2012 for Duke is quarterback. But when the head coach has the reputation of Blue Devil skipper David Cutcliffe, it's easy to see why the program has handed out less than five offers to date. The most recent signal caller to be offered? Florida's Thomas Sirk.

"Duke offered me at their camp," said Baker County (Fla.) standout Thomas Sirk. "I had sent off some film and then did well at camp. Coach Cutcliffe and I talked and he said he wanted to offer me a scholarship to play quarterback at Duke."

Sirk isn't your average signal caller either. As a junior he played all over the field for Baker County including quarterback, receiver, and safety. Previously it appeared as though the Blue Devils pictured Sirk as a big (6'5, 215 pounds) receiver, but his workouts in Durham changed all that.

"They like their quarterbacks to be big, but also athletic enough to extend plays and make things happen. I feel like I can do that. This year I'm going to be playing quarterback for my team."

There's still quite a bit of time before Sirk will have to make a decision and he's being recruited by a number of other schools including Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Iowa State, Southern Mississippi, Troy, Central Florida, and others. Each of those schools will earn a visit, and then Sirk will begin his senior season.

"Right now my plan is to take in all the information I can so that when I make a decision it's the right one. Knowing that I can play quarterback from a coach who developed both of the Mannings says a lot. It's a great thing for me. I'm excited to see how the process goes from here."

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