Duke And Padgett Drifting Apart

Only a few weeks ago Duke seemed to have landed Travis Padgett. In fact the speedster from Shelby Crest High spoke on that commitment with <I>TheDevilsDen.com</I>. However a change of heart occurred and now Padgett is wide open, but are the Blue Devils still on his radar?

"I'm still looking at Duke, but they aren't in my top four at this point," says Travis Padgett. "Right now I like South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Georgia Tech."

And while Duke will certainly look to bring in another running back in this class, it's unlikely that Padgett will give a career in Durham another look now that the Blue Devils have signed Re'quan Boyette.

"I saw they've already got another guy in place, and that's cool. Both sides needed to do what's best for them."

Though his flirtation with Duke appears to over, Padgett does have a strong shot at attending one of his top four.

"South Carolina and Clemson both want me to play football and run track for them. That's something that is a goal of mine, I think I can be successful in both."

Aside from a track program to compliment football, Padgett says he's interested in academics and then there's the playing time issue.

"I'd like to go somewhere I can play early in both sports. I think I can contribute early in my career."

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