Local DE enjoyed camping at Duke

At Duke Football's annual Big Man Camp this week, several offensive and defensive linemen worked out in hopes of catching the Blue Devil coaching staff's eye. One local 2015 player seems to have done just that. We spoke with Burlington (N.C.) Williams High standout Will Ingle about that and more.

"I attended the Duke Big Man Camp, and I have to say it was the best camp I've even been to," said Burlington (N.C.) Williams High standout Will Ingle. "It was just that all the drills made sense, and I felt like they made me a lot better. The whole camp was very organized, more so than others I've attended."

So what did he learn?

"It was mainly tricks of the trade, and how to get an edge at the next level. As a defensive end they emphasized moving my hands around, and to keep my head on the quarterback. It sounds like small stuff, but it really does help.

Ingle, a 6-foot-3, 235 pound defensive end prospect, recorded a 4.8 forty time, and 29 inch vertical at the camp. Additionally he's recorded a personal bench press max of 300 pounds, and has pressed 185 pounds 20 times. His personal best in the standing broad jump was 9.2 feet, and his shuttle run time checked in at 4.01.

In short, the local prospect is athletic enough to fit in at the next level, and that wasn't lost on the Duke coaches it appears.

"Coach Collins came up to me and talked with me about what he saw from the camp. Coach Collins told me that he wanted to personally invite me to every home game this season as a recruit. He said he really liked what he saw."

That sentiment was echoed by the head coach shortly thereafter.

"Coach Cutcliffe said he will be watching me over the coming year, and that he'll be recruiting me as well over that time."

Currently Ingle is fielding interest from North Carolina, Duke, and Elon. Last season he camped with NC State as a sophomore as well. He will make a visit to Wake Forest and Appalachian State in the coming weeks. Ingle is also scheduled to camp with North Carolina later this week.


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