Weekend Recruiting Visit Roster

This weekend the Duke coaching staff will host eight high school standouts on campus for the second big weekend of official visits. Three of the eight have already committed to Duke, while another four will likely make it official after the visit. And then there's the surprise visitor...

While on campus the players will attend the Duke - George Mason basketball game on Saturday afternoon at 12:00 PM EST. Before that they will tour the campus and meet with academic advisors, department heads, positional coaches, and the Duke training staff before moving forward to one on one meetings with Coach Roof.

Austin Kelly - Committed
Wide Receiver 6'4, 192, 4.48,
After visiting Duke with his parents over the summer, Kelly reported that mom and dad were all set for their son to become a Blue Devil, but it took a little more selling for Austin. However, in early September the big receiver committed after an unofficial visit. After growing up in the Atlanta area for most of his life, Kelly had some worry about coming to a smaller town such as Durham for his college career, but after his visit in July, those fears were alleviated. "Those guys really surprised me when I got there. The team isn't just from North or South Carolina. They've got guys from Miami, New York, Texas, and several other places. I was kind of worried about that, but they have just as many people from big cities as they do small towns. I didn't really expect that." Kelly chose Duke over offers from Middle Tennessee State and Indiana. Memphis and Georgia Tech had also heavily recruited him. He was recruited by Glenn Spencer.

Garrett Utt - Prospect
Tight End 6'5, 225, 4.85,
As most TDD subscribers know by now, Utt is likely a kid who will play at Duke. After getting as a senior and seeing interest in him wane from a number of schools, Utt enrolled at Hargrave Military Academy this fall. In 2005 he was a QB prospect, though he's lined up at TE for the last year. The biggest part of the positional change for Utt hasn't been the role change of catching passes instead of throwing them, but the responsibility of picking up blocks as another offensive lineman. However, he's got a solid bit of coaching away from his school programs in that area. "My dad played for the Indianapolis Colts for eight seasons on the offensive line (as a guard). He's really helped me work on blocking and picking up reads." Utt is among the group of recruits considered a silent commitment, though that silence will likely be broken after Saturday afternoon. Utt's recruiting coach is Glenn Spencer.

Bryan Morgan - Prospect
Offensive Lineman 6'3, 260, 5.0,
Another of the 'silent commits', Morgan attended Mercersburg Academy in 2006 in an effort to add some weight to his frame. Morgan was almost a late addition to last season's recruiting class, but the realization that he needed to get bigger and stronger sent him on his way to prep school. He is working his way up to a target weight of 270 pounds. A season ago, Morgan had several offers including ones from Duke, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Navy, and Memphis. All of which still stand according to Morgan. "I'm looking forward to really being a part of something special at Duke. It may not be 100 percent yet, and I won't make anything official until the fall, but it'll be hard to even consider not going to Duke." Morgan has been recruited by Coach Spencer.

Kyle Hill - Committed
Offensive Lineman 6'6, 260, 4.9,
Hill committed to Duke back in mid July over an impressive offer sheet that included North Carolina State, Northwestern, Cincinatti, and East Carolina. He was also receiving interest from South Carolina and Virginia. "I chose Duke because they offered the best combination of football and academics. They were the highest rated education, and they have a program that will be really good once the young players get some experience and a little older." Attending the three day camp at Duke in mid-June, Hill measured out at 6'6 and 260 pounds. He put up 225 pounds on the bench 10 times, and had a vertical jump of 28.5. His shuttle run time of 4.9 seconds was among the best for offensive linemen. Hill's recruiting coach was Glenn Spencer.

Russell Wilson - Prospect - Committed to NC State
Quarterback 6'0, 190, 4.6,
Wilson burst on the scene this spring at the Louisville Scout.com combine where he impressed all onlookers, including Scout.com traveling coach Tim Glanton, with his abilities. Measuring in at 5-11.5 and 185-pounds, Wilson ripped off a 4.69 40-yard dash and displayed great footwork and one of the strongest arms of all the quarterbacks in attendance. prolific passer on the prep level, Wilson led Collegiate to the Virginia AAA state title while posting an 11-0 record that included two wins over prep power Fork Union Military Academy. Wilson passed for 3,300 yards and 40 touchdowns while rushing for another 634 yards as 15 scores as he earned all-state, all-region, and all-district honors while being named the 2005 Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Year. Wilson was a big Duke target before committing to NC State, however the recent change in coaches in Raleigh has allowed him to open things back up a bit. Wilson is being recruited by Duke's Bill O'Brien.

Colin Jones - Prospect
Athlete 5'10, 188, 4.45,
Colin and his twin brother Cameron, are considered among the group of silent commitments. Cousins to rising senior fullback Tielor Robinson, the Jones twins were down to Duke and Stanford a season ago. However both the Blue Devils and Cardinal filled up their classes, which sent the twins to Mercersberg Academy for the 2006 season. In a mid-season interview with TDD, the notion that Duke was the clear and leader and likely destination was fueled. "I think you can basically call us 90% sure we're going to Duke. They have been with us for so long and they have shown a lot of loyalty. Our dad went to Duke and was a second team All-American, and our cousin, Tielor Robinson is there now. He went to West Point a year ago, and he will make a big impact for them this year. That guy is a monster."

Cameron Jones> - Prospect
Athlete 5'10, 188, 4.45,
Identical twins in nearly every sense of the word, Cameron and Colin both measure out at 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds. Both have been clocked running 4.49 forties and they both have very similar weight room numbers – putting up 315 pounds on the bench press and 425 pounds on the squat, and they both have vertical jumps of 38 inches. Last season Colin lined up as a running back, corner back, and wide receiver. Meanwhile Cameron lined up as a receiver, running back, and free safety. Both have been told they will likely enter Duke as athletes and be assigned positions based on their performances in preseason workouts. "I'm going to major in either pre-law or business," said Colin. "And Cameron is going to probably go pre-med. So we'll have deal with being on opposite sides of things every now and then."

Justin Wilkerson - Committed
Linebacker 6'4, 225, 4.6,
Wilkerson measured out at just over 6-foot-3 and 211 pounds at last year's Shrine Bowl combine while running a 4.64 forty time at the event. Since that time he has added another inch and 15 pounds to his frame. Recruited by Bill O'Brien, Wilkerson projects as an outside linebacker for the Blue Devils, who are in need of speed at the position in a big way. Though his high school program is by no means a power in NC High School football, Wilkerson is considered one of the better sleeper prospects in the state according to Scout.com's Miller Safrit.

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