Offensive Superlatives: Class of 2007

Evey year Duke fans want to know exactly what the Blue Devil coaching staff has brought in. After nearly a year of covering the recruiting class of 2007, TheDevilsDen.com offers our list of Signing Day Superlatives for the newest group of Blue Devils on the offensive side of the ball.

Best Offensive Prospect: Josh Trezvant
Trezvant (5-11, 175, 4.45) led Morrilton to the Class AAAA state championship game as a junior before the Devil Dogs fell 35-32 to Greenwood. In 2005 he caught 66 passes for 1,107 yards and 6 touchdowns and rushed for 920 yards and 14 more scores while lining up at both wideout and tailback on offense while also having 40 tackles, 3 interceptions and 9 pass break ups from his cornerback spot on defense. As a senior he was even better, catching 74 passes for 1,353 yards and seven touchdowns while adding 308 yards on the ground on 53 attempts and another eight touchdowns as the Devil Dogs clawed their way to an 8-3-1 overall record. At Duke the Arkansas native projects as a speedy receiver and kick returner.

Honorable Mention: QB Mike Cappetto

Most Intriguing Offensive Talent: Austin Kelly
Though he played quarterback for his high school team, Kelly will line up as a receiver for the Blue Devils after spending 2007's redshirt year. Standing a legit 6-foot-4 and having a recorded forty yard dash time of 4.4 seconds, the Georgia native has all the tools to become a big play receiver for the Blue Devils.

Honorable Mention: TE Danny Parker

Biggest Offensive Recruiting Miss: Armando Allen (Notre Dame)
The Florida native was considered one of the top 20 running backs in the country and would have been an immediate threat to play in Durham. With 4.3 forty speed and an incredible ability to change direction, Allen narrowed his list to a final three of Duke, Florida, and Notre Dame. When Allen left Duke after his official visit he was down to the Blue Devils and Irish, but the allure of South Bend proved to be too much to overcome.

Honorable Mention: RB Savion Frazier (Tennessee)

Best Recruited Offensive Position: Offensive line
The early season losses in 2006 were a direct result of the Blue Devils' inability to protect their quarterback or open holes for the runners. Though the offensive line steadily improved throughout the season, the harsh reality facing the Duke coaching staff was a real lack of depth in that department. After redshirting several players likely to appear on the two-deep, Duke continued to add to the stable of highly rated prospects with the addition of Chris Shannon, Brian Morgan, and Kyle Hill. Add in a player who is not as refined, but has the physical gifts you can't teach in John Needham (6'6,300, 5.6) - and the coaching staff has built the foundation for success in the trenches.

Honorable Mention: Tight Ends

Most Likely To Play In 2007: Danny Parker and Josh Trezvant
Parker's ability to catch the ball as a tight end coupled with Trezvant's tremendous speed will likely earn both players a spot on the opening day two-deep. Cappetto could get a look at playing time, but barring any major catastrophes (injuries) to Lewis and Asack, will redshirt.


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