'14 OL talks Duke interest and visit

The class of 2014 is beginning to take shape on the recruiting front and offensive linemen are going to, once again, be a priority. One of the early prospects to follow is Florida's David May. This past weekend May was one of many recruits in attendance for Duke's big victory.

"Right now I have various levels of interest from a number of schools including Duke, Alabama, Nebraska, NC State, Missouri, Stanford, Cincinatti, and Georgia Tech," said Orange Park (Fla.) Flemming Island High standout David May. "I don't have any firm offers at this point, however."

Those offers are likely to come soon for the 6-foot-4, 300 pound interior lineman. Especially once his junior season tape makes it around the various recruiting offices. That tape will build off his sophomore footage and season in which he recorded more than 30 pancake blocks as a center. This year, he's moved over to guard.

Off the field May is also a wrestler and track and field star (he's the reigning district shot put champion). He will add a fourth sport - competitive weight lifting - this off-season. And speaking of weights, May reports a max bench press of 405 pounds.

It all adds up to a player a number of schools have already sent letters to and requested a visit from. Duke was among that early group, and May made the trip to Durham on Saturday for the contest against North Carolina. Prior to kick-off, May had a chance to tour the campus and was somewhat surprised.

"It was my first visits, and I didn't realize the campus was so large. I think it was the second largest I'd seen. I've visited Stanford previously when I was in Sacramento for the USATF National Junior Olympics for shot put and discus. While on my tour I found my guide to be very knowledgable about Duke. I also enjoyed the football players getting seats in Cameron as well."

May, like many recruits, has long realized the appeal and reputation of the Duke basketball program. However, much of the pitch he's received from the football staff has been to help the Blue Devils become a two-sport school.

"Duke really does appear to be building a football program. It's a school with great basketball and with elite academics. That makes it tough to do, but I feel that Duke is certainly going in the right direction. The facility improvements they are making are really exciting there. From what I saw the student section wasn't overly large, but they were very into the game."

Away from the field May maintains a straight A average and has a 4.41 grade point average through the middle of his junior year. As a sophomore he scored a 1290 on the SAT (verbal and math). He credits that academic resume as a driving force for interest in Duke and Stanford.

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