That offer came shortly before the Devils began spring practice, and made a positive impression on the 6-foot-5 220 pound Reks.
"Duke seems to be really high on me," said Reks. "I've talked with Zack about it and he seemed to think they really wanted me to end up there. It's nice to hear that kind of thing from someone other than the coaches."
Currently listing the Blue Devils along with Boston College, Connecticut, Stanford, and Notre Dame, Reks says each of the schools is recruiting him as either a blocking tight end or defensive end. However, that's not what Duke has in mind for him.
"They are talking about me playing outside linebacker for them. I've never played that position, but I think I could learn it. I'm a pass rusher right now, and I do pretty well in that situation. I'd need to continue to improve my strength and quickness though."
Reks, who maintains a 3.4 grade point average, says he hopes to have his college decision behind him by the time he starts practice for his senior season.