Big Time Visitors This Weekend For KU Game

The Duke football program will host a number of prospects for the game against the JayHawks on Saturday, but three in particular best illustrate the changes in Durham.

While a number of prospects will fill the stands at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday as Duke takes on Kansas, there are three top recruits confirmed to attend that illustrate the changes in Durham over the last few years.

The Blue Devils will host three highly rated unofficial visitors on Saturday against Kansas. The first, four star safety/linebacker commit Ben Humphreys committed to Coach Cutcliffe’s program over the summer, and will be visiting his future school with his mother.

"I can't wait to get there," Humphreys said. "It's an awesome school with a great combination of academics and athletics. I'm going up there this weekend since we have a bye and I'm very excited about it. It's going to be fun to see a game and what the atmosphere is like.

"They don't like to do official visits during the season so I'll be back for my official later in the year with all the other committed recruits. They don't have much of a pre-season schedule this year but when I get there, we'll be playing Notre Dame my sophomore year and that will be awesome."

Humphreys is rated among the top 200 players in the country by Scout.com and is considered the No. 15 outside linebacker in the nation.

Sticking with the four-star theme, Duke will also host Denver (N.C.) East Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt, ranked as the No. 20 quarterback in the class of 2016 by Scout.

Surratt has received offers from Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Wake Forest among others. Recently he indicated that NC State and North Carolina and NC State were the two schools recruiting him the hardest.

The third big name on campus will be a player that many believed would be committed by now. Sean Pollard was all ready to decide in late August after a visit to Durham. However, on day he was to announce, the three star 6-foot-5, 300 pound offensive lineman had second thoughts.

“I prayed about it, and talked to my dad and coach. I just want to experience everything in regards to the recruiting process.”

The Pinecrest standout holds scholarship offers from Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Penn State, South Carolina and Wake Forest. Pollard’s most recent visit was an in-state school.

”The last place I visited was Duke and it was great,” he said. “We toured the campus and I got to hang out and talk with the coaches.”


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