The Offer Train Rolls On For Duke

Though it may be the middle of March Madness, the Duke Football coaching staff isn't sitting at home watching the hoops tournament. Instead the Blue Devils have continued identifying and offering some top prospects in the class of 2008.

In the last week three new offers have gone out. The first being to Boyertown (Pa.) offensive tackle Tyler Sands (6'5, 285lbs). With the offensive line already having one commitment on board, the race for the final spots at that position will likely dictate commitments coming earlier than in previous seasons. With that in mind, Sands will begin taking visits in the next few weeks.

"I should be taking a trip to Duke very soon and am interested in them right now, especially with their fine academics," said Sands. "Coach Pete Vaas and I get along really well. I will also be going to Virginia for Spring Practice."

Sands is also hearing from Boston College and Connecticut.

Another offer was received by Newhall (Calif.) Hart middle linebacker Patrick Larimore (6'2, 235lbs) - his second of the early recruiting process.

Larimore had a monster junior season, recording 138 tackles for Newhall (Calif.) Hart, three times going for more than 16 tackles in a game.

After Brian Sumlar was unable to gain admission to Duke after committing last summer, the Blue Devils remain in the hunt for speedy Florida running backs. They may have found one of their targets in Trinity Christian High standout Montel Harris, a 5'9 200 pound speedster.

The talented running back prospect ran for over 1,100 yards and 14 scores as a sophomore and then had 1,200 yards and 14 scores as a junior.

For more on current scholarship offers, check out TDD's Recruiting Board.

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