Sterling Korona talks Duke visit

With his high school football career behind him, San Antonio (Tex.) Reagan standout and Duke commit Sterling Korona is now looking forward to heading to Durham this summer. Korona visited Duke last month for his official visit and talked about it all with TDD.

"Every time I come back from being at Duke, I am more impressed with Coach Cutcliffe and the entire Duke coaching staff," said Sterling Korona. "I'm really excited about getting to Duke…so much so that sometimes it's hard to stay focused on finishing out my senior year strong."

Korona, who committed to Duke in mid-June, is projected as a left tackle in Durham. During his recent official visit, he had a chance to sit down and witness his future position coach, Coach John Latina, conducting a positional meeting as Duke prepared for the Belk Bowl.

"He's got such an impressive background, and you can really tell that he has a great relationship with all of the O-linemen. After visiting and seeing everything, I'm excited to start working with him."

Other highlights of the official visit included the customary schedule of campus tours, academic meetings, and even some down time that allowed Korona and his family to tour the campus. After processing it all, it sounds as though the main point of the visit was well received.

"I got a chance to met with several coaches in the Coach K center, and then with some of the advisors for the pre-health majors. I'm interested in Physical Therapy, so those meetings were really helpful. My family was really happy and supportive of everything we saw. They had a chance to meet all the other players and parents, which really helps."

"Looking back on all of it, I really cannot say enough about the visit and Coach Cutcliffe. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to play for him, and the facility upgrades that have occurred under him are awesome. Overall it was a great visit and I enjoyed my time there. There were two other offensive line commitments there with Austin Davis and Gabe Brandner. I was hosted by Lucas Patrick, and the whole atmosphere was welcoming and down to earth. It really felt like home."

Following his senior season at Reagan, Korona was named to the San Antonio Express all-area team.

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