Devils Making An Impression For Traylor

On Tuesday the Blue Devils hosted one of the top remaining targets on the recruiting board when 6-foot-5, 220 pound Alabama defensive end Drew Traylor and his parents made the trip to Durham. Traylor spoke with TDD recently to recount his visit.

"I made a couple of visits during the week, including Duke," said Drew Traylor. "I had a chance to meet with head coach Ted Roof and assistant Glenn Spencer. Both of them are just awesome guys and really easy to talk to."

Rated as a three star prospect, Traylor recorded 61 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and five quarterback sacks during his junior season at Mountain Brook High School. He was a Class 5A All-State selection and played in the Alabama Junior All-Star game.

He received a Blue Devil offer back in May, and has kept in touch with the Duke staff frequently since that time.

"I talk to Coach Roof a lot as well as Coach Spencer. They have Duke moving in the right direction. For the last two seasons they have brought in a better caliber of recruit than Duke has in the past, but it takes time to see those players mature and develop. He really cares about his players and has them all believing that a change is coming."

After making visits to Clemson and Virginia, Traylor says he will move on to visit LSU this weekend, a program that has yet to offer a scholarship, and until that happens the SEC power will be on the outside looking in when it comes to a top list of schools.

"Right now, my favorites are Duke, South Carolina, Clemson, and Vanderbilt. All of them have offered me, and I've gotten more and more comfortable with all those coaches."

When it comes to a decision, Traylor says he's in no real rush to make one."

"I don't really have a timetable at this point. I just want to find a place that fits me."


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