Two in town for official visits

A week after hosting 14 prospects, the Duke football program will welcome just two players on Friday afternoon. What the visitor list lacks in volume, it more than makes up for in priority in the class of 2013.

On Friday afternoon Arizona athlete Jake Roh will make his long awaited trip to Durham. Roh, who has offers from Iowa, Boise State, San Diego St, Washington State, Arizona, and Duke, has long considered the Blue Devils among his top schools. Earlier in the summer he named Duke as his leader, but has since backed off those comments in favor of a more neutral tone.

Each of the schools recruiting Roh has a different plan for him. At 6-foot-3, and 190 pounds, Roh has been recruited as a safety, outside linebacker, and wide receiver by the various programs. At Duke, he would likely play the rover linebacker position on the defensive side of the ball.

"Some days I like defense. Some days I like offense," Roh said. "When I go to Iowa and Duke and they talk about all the defensive stuff, I want to play defense. When I go to Boise, they're talking about offense and that sounds good."

The visit to Durham will be the final official visit for Roh, who has tripped to Boise State, Iowa, San Diego State, and Washington State so far.

Roh feels like he'll have an opportunity to play early at all of his three finalists.

"At Duke, the guy playing my position was a senior this year so that spot is probably up for competition," he said. "At Boise, they run a lot of tight ends all of the time so there's always an opportunity there. At Iowa, there's definitely playing time available after my freshman year. They have three stud linebackers coming back next season."

Roh pauses when asked what factor will determine his choice. "It's going to be the one where I feel there's the most opportunity; where I feel the most comfortable at," he said. "There will just be that feeling that it's the right place."

Roh is being hosted by Brandon Connette for his official visit this week.

Duke hoping to flip NC State commit

With the recent coaching change in Raleigh, it's no wonder that certain committed players are looking around. Among those Wolfpack commits who are taking official visits this weekend is Fredericksburg (Va.) Chacellor standout Chris Holmes.

Rated as a three star prospect and the nation's No. 77 safety prospect, Holmes committed to NC State back in July over offers from Michigan, Boston College, Clemson, Illinois, Maryland, and South Carolina.

Duke's recruitment of Holmes begin during the summer of his junior year he made the trip to Durham for camp and continued until he made the decision to attend NC State.

Holmes measures out at 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds. He projects as a safety should he flip his commitment to the Blue Devils.

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