Duke Ready To Host Four Star Tight End

Before Vince Oghobasse committed to the Blue Devils in 2005, the highest rated prospect on the Blue Devil roster played tight end. Fast forward to the class of 2007 and Duke is once again looking to bring in a top drawer talent at the TE position. The first step towards realizing that goal will be an impressive visit on Friday.

"I'm actually in the middle of a week long trip to a lot of schools," says Columbia (MO) Rock Bridge standout Aron White. "By the time I get home on Monday I will have visited Duke, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, and Vanderbilt. It's been a really good trip and I've already learned a lot."

Rated as a four star tight end by Scout.com, White has offers from nearly 20 suitors including every school he will visit on his east coast swing. He's also had offers from Missouri, Kansas State, Colorado, Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Iowa as well as a few others.

While he can block along the offensive line, White's real appeal to college head coaches centers around his ability to line up as yet another receiver. Checking in at 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, he runs in the low 4.6's in the forty and spent his junior year making a name for himself at Rock Bridge by hauling in nearly 40 balls for over 600 yards receiving and 11 scores.

"I'm a tight end, but I also pride myself on being able to catch the ball and run precise routes. A lot of the top guys in the NFL are able to do that kind of thing with their athleticism, which is something I pride myself on."

White's summer tour will stop at Duke on June 16th (Friday), and the Blue Devils will certainly be ready to put in their pitch.

"I've been recruited by Duke for a while now, and when it comes to academics they are at the top of the list. They are also working hard to turn things around on the football field. Just like with every other school on the list, I'm going to listen to what they have to say and put a lot of thought into it. Academics are going to play a very important part of my decision though."

With so many schools visited and so many offers on the table, White has no inklings on a commitment at this point. Rather, he's going to sit down after returning home on Monday afternoon and began weighing the pros and cons of each program before starting to narrow his list.

"There's a lot to take in, and that's what I'm going to do. I want to find a school that will give me a chance to be set after football, but also makes the next four or five years of my life really enjoyable. Both on and off the field."

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