2013 Spotlight: Peter Kalambayi

It's early, but certain prospect have already firmly established themselves on top of the Blue Devil recruiting board in the class of 2013. Chief amongst those prospect is Matthews (N.C.) Butler High standout Peter Kalambayi who spoke to TDD this weekend.

"I have offers from Clemson, Florida, Michigan, NC State, Duke, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Purdue, Tennessee, and Arkansas," said Peter Kalambayi. "I also have a lot of contact with Stanford, California, Alabama, South Florida, Miami, North Carolina, Penn State, and Virginia."

Measuring out at 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, Kalambayi is considered a four star middle linebacker prospect. Over the last year his stock has continually risen thanks to a very productive sophomore season followed by strong camp showings at Clemson and Michigan. So what makes him so good?

"I think I am a good pass rusher and a solid tackler, but I know I need to play lower than I have been. A big change for me in the last year has been that I can now change directions better and I feel I have better coordination."

Early in his junior season, Kalambayi is on virtually every program's radar.

"I get a stack of letters each day from all the schools. I really don't have a plan of how to approach the recruiting process, but I look at all the letters and emails as a chance to explore the opportunities in front of me."

One such opportunity comes from Durham, where the Blue Devils have been able to coax the four star prospect into not only a couple of campus visits, but also a chance to come in and watch a game. So does David Cutcliffe's program have a chance?

"I've spoken to each and every coach at Duke and I visited for one of their games as well. Their main pitch is that I can get a great education and really help them further grow their program. Honestly, I am considering them because it's a wonderful school and I'm interested in learning more about being a student athlete at Duke."

The gridiron isn't the only place Kalambayi excels either.

"My two favorite subjects are History and French. I'm in the French National Honor Society and I also play basketball and run track and throw the shot-put."

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