In-state QB talks Duke

One of the top athletes in the state of North Carolina recently visited Durham unofficially. TDD caught up with this three star prospect over the weekend for an update.

"I visited Duke recently," said Graham (N.C.) Southern Alamance standout Johnathan Lloyd. "It was a great visit. I toured the campus and spoke with the associate athletic directors, former players, and just about every coach on the roster. I really enjoyed my time there."

At just under 6-foot-1, and 185 pounds with a 4.48 forty on the books, Lloyd is classified by as a wider receiver, but college programs have projected him as a quarterback and receiver. Duke, it seems, projects Lloyd as the former.

"They want me to play quarterback," Lloyd said of Duke. "Coach Cutcliffe is recruiting me very hard, as is Coach Collins. I like everyone on the staff, they are all great people and coaches to be around. During my visit I got a chance to sit down with Coach Cutcliffe and talk about everything from which position I'd play to how campus life is at Duke."

"At the next level some schools see me as a quarterback, and some see me as a wide receiver. I played receiver, defensive back, quarterback, and specials teams as a freshman, but since then it's only been quarterback."

So, after visiting and meeting with the coaching staff in Durham, what are the initial thoughts on the Blue Devil program?

"I love the direction Duke is going. Their facilities are improving, and most of all the football program is on the up. Coming off a big bowl win they have a lot of momentum coming into the season and I'm excited to see how they compete."

Duke is one of several early offers for Lloyd. The Blue Devils have joined North Carolina, West Virginia, Clemson, NC State, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Indiana, Illinois, and East Carolina with written offers.

In addition to visiting Durham, Lloyd also made the trip to Wake Forest. The visit to Winston Salem was his final visit before he heads to Notre Dame and Florida this summer for visits.

"At Wake I toured the football facilities and the campus. I also met with the academic counselors and the head coach.

Lloyd is considered a three star prospect by As a junior at Southern Alamance, Lloyd threw for 1,448 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also ran for 1,215 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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