Hometown: Melrose, Mass.
High School: Melrose HS
Position: Offensive Lineman
Notes: Needham chose Duke over an offer from UMass, and interest from Boston College. Recruited by assistant coach Jerry Azzinaro, Needham becomes the seventh commitment from the class of 2007, and eight overall (Matt Pridemore).
Quotable: "In high school when you're 6'7 and over 300 pounds, you are going to be a lot stronger than most of your opponents. Even so, I make myself concentrate and practice on my footwork and technique every change I get. I consider myself a leader on the field – I'm always working on always being in control and aware of what my team needs. I have to put in the time on the basics and set an example." – John Needham
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