'13 WR/LB Liked His Visit To Duke

For several seasons Duke has made a point to succeed on offense with receivers who possess more speed than height. Lately, however, the Blue Devil coaching staff is looking for bigger and faster prospects. It happened in 2010 and 2011 on the recruiting trail, and early on another prospect fitting that description is high on the board.

After being offered by Duke in last 2010, Damascus (Md.) standout Zach Bradshaw, made it a point to commit to visiting the Durham based campus unofficially. Earlier this month he followed through on that promise.

"I had a chance to visit Duke when they played St. John's in basketball," said the 6-foot-3 Bradshaw. "While I was there I had a chance to see the facilities and speak with the coaches. I really liked what I saw."

What he saw included a tour of the current Duke football facilities and the plans for the continued expansion and improvements to Wallace Wade Stadium and beyond.

"They are going to put something like $170 million into their stadium and they've been building. It looks like it's going to end up being very impressive."

As one of the top prospects in the state of Maryland, Bradshaw sits on a double-figure offer list which includes Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

As a junior Bradshaw finished the season with 35 receptions for 466 yards. Duke, Rutgers, and NC State shave offered him as a receiver while every other schools is pursuing him as a linebacker.

"That is surprising because most other schools have offered me for linebacker or athlete, but I will play wherever."

Bradshaw has talked about pulling the trigger before his 2012-2013 season. It will all depend on where he stands by summer time.


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