"My recruiting coach, Kurt Roper, was the one who offered me. I had been hearing from a lot of schools who were trying to get me to make a decision earlier than I think Duke was thinking would happen. I talked over the situation with Coach Roper and he offered me."
The decision to formally offer Hammad not only kept Duke in the running for the talented lineman, it also vaulted the the program into a share of the lead in this race.
"Right now my top three are Duke, Baylor, and Oklahoma State. With Duke you have a great chance at a great education and the program is definitely on the rise. I need to get out there for a visit this summer to see everything up close."
Baylor was the first school to offer Hammad, and that has earned the Bears a strong placement as well.
"I really like the coaches there. They treat everyone like it's a family and everything just kind of makes sense with them."
Hammad was named as the OL MVP at the Next Level Athlete Showcase that was held at Lancaster High earlier this year.