LA Receiver Almost Ready To Decide

As head coach Ted Roof continues to look for a top flight receiver in the class of 2004, he and the Duke staff find themselves in the final two for one of Louisiana's best prospects.

"It's definitely either Duke or Stanford," says Baton Rouge (La.) LSU Laboratory School standout Anthony Kimble. "Right now Stanford has a slight lead because they are probably closer to winning than Duke."

While the Cardinal may be looking better as far as immediate success, Kimble is quick to point out the noticeable difference in the Blue Devils under Roof.

"They play really well under Coach Roof. They went 2-3 at the end of the year. That success is what is making this so hard."

After a senior year in which he recorded over 1,800 yards receiving and an astounding 18 touchdowns, you'd think that kimble would be close to maxing out his potential. However, the 6-foot-1, 185 pounder has only played organized football for two seasons.

"I have never really lifted weights and done any speed training," he told "I haven't really learned the game. I do everything on just natural ability. They just try and get me in space and I make people miss."

So are there any other factors that could possibly sway his preference to Durham? Perhaps the ability of his parents to see him perform at the college level.

"I have family in Atlanta, and they would be closer to me at Duke. My parents could see me play games at both schools, but more at Duke."

Kimble visited Duke on January 16th, and reportedly enjoyed the trip very much.

"It was like the Southern style I'm used to. The campus was really beautiful. The weather was different from California, but that doesn't make too much of a difference.

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