"He played defensive end for us last year," said Fetkenheir, "but Duke recruited him exclusively as a long snapper. He's a blue chipper in that regard."
So exactly how does one determine if a prospect is a ‘blue chip' long snapper?
"The NFL wants snappers to get the ball delivered in .7 seconds, and right now he's at .71 or .73," said Fetkenheir.
As his reputation began to grow the newest Blue Devil began to pick up interest from schools throughout the region explained his head coach.
"He had interest from Ohio University and Arizona State, but it was one of those things where he got in late in the pecking order. The last two weeks have been hectic though with schools getting in contact with us."