Will VT Back Visit Duke Next Week?

Sometimes when a player hails from somehwere other than a traditional football hotbed, there is reluctance to offer a scholarship as a high major program. That looks like the case for one of the Northeast's best kept secrets.

After rushing for ran for 1,317 yards and 15 touchdowns in as a junior, and a nice scouting video to boot, Andre Whyte thought he would have a little more interest from schools. However, the Bennington (Vt.) Mount Anthony Union running back is still trying to figure out the recruiting process.

"This is new to me, and I guess it is slowing down because I haven't gotten any offers yet," says the . "Duke called a while ago, and they are interested. I think what schools are waiting for is to see how I am doing academically at the end of this year. I am from Vermont, and they are not going to take a chance on a kid from Vermont because it is not a hotbed."

Location is a factor for Whyte in attending college camps as well with the long distance away from universities. However, Whyte understands he needs face time with coaches before they can send him an offer.

"I'm trying to figure out and go to some day camps. I think I am going to go to the New Hampshire one, I got something from Duke about their day camp, and I am thinking about going to that one but that is a trip."


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