Top Florida TE Ready For Duke Visit

While the Blue Devils have always worked hard in the South, going into Florida and landing a big time prospect would continue to establish head coach Ted Roof as a regional force on the recruiting trail. The latest target is one of the top 20 at his position in the country.

"I've taken two visits and now I need to go to Duke and see what they have to say," says 6-foot-6, 250lbs Bolles School (Fla.) linebacker Colin Peek. "I'm sure I'll have a great time there."

That's certainly the hope from inside the Yoh Center as Peek is rated as the No. 19 tight end in the country by That rating may have been higher had he not suffered a season ending injury during his junior season, which allowed the three star prospect to fly under the radar.

That didn't continue during a senior campaign that yielded 36 catches for 405 yards and seven touchdowns. When you ask the experts, the ability to post those numbers are simple says's Scott Kennedy.

"Seeing him warm up, the thought was, ‘There's a good looking kid. He certainly has the frame to play for someone'," said Kennedy. "By the end of the 1st half, that thought process changed to ‘Forget someone, he can play for ANYONE'."

And anyone certainly includes Coach Roof and the Blue Devils, which is why they are going all out for his commitment.

"They are working hard. One of the main things I am going to be looking at is the kind of connection I have with the coaches and team. I'm going to be around them and part of their family for the next four or five years, so I have to be comfortable with them. I also want to be comfortable with the school and the surroundings."

Duke finds itself among Peek's final three schools along with Alabama and Georgia Tech at this point, but that doesn't mean many high major programs are trying to get in with him at the last minute.

"I was offered by Maryland and I'm hearing a lot from Florida State. After the visit to Duke I think I'll have everything I need for a decision. If not, I might try to go to Oklahoma for a visit."

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