One player who appears to have made the cut with the Blue Devil coaching staff is North Brunswick (NC) HS linebacker Keilin Rayner.
Rayner currently has a final five schools of Duke, North Carolina, East Carolina, South Carolina and Clemson, and will be looking to take official visits to each of the schools on his list before making a decision. After registering 162 tackles in his final year of high school football, Rayner will now have the necessary time to make his official visits.
"When I went to UNC, it was pretty cool, but I want to take other visits so I can compare," Rayner said of the status of his recruitment. "I am going to ECU's banquet on January 17 and I will be visiting the other schools before I make my decision."
Rayner says that he has not been in contact with the Duke staff as much as he would like, but that he is going to make a concerted effort to increase the communication with the Blue Devil coaches in the coming weeks. Although Rayner has yet to take his official visit to Durham, he was able to follow the Blue Devil's season this year.
"I watched a couple of their games. I can see that the program is going in the right direction. I went to their Junior Day and talked to Coach (David) Cutliffe about the direction of the program and you can see it paying off."