Big Louisiana DE Has Duke Interest

Julius Warmsley of Baton Rouge (La.) St. Michael's is a player that recruiting fans will hear plenty about when the Class of 2009 is discussed.

Julius Warmsley, a 6-3, 225-pound defensive end with 4.66 speed, had a sensational sophomore campaign with over 30 tackles, 11 sacks, three blocked kicks and seven forced fumbles.

The talented edge rusher has already attracted the interest of some top-notch programs such as LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss, Duke, Central Florida, Stanford and all of the Ivy League schools.

What is that makes the standout defender such an effective player coming off the edge?

"I believe the thing that makes me a good player is my attitude," said Warmsley, who has three sacks in four games this season. "I'm not cocky and I don't show off. I just go out and take care of my business.

"I think the thing that makes me an effective rusher is that I have good technique and good speed. Coach Harper taught me a lot about coming out of my stance and getting off the ball quick."

Louisiana will have several blue-chip defensive linemen for the 2009 class and Warmsley is one that will get plenty of press.

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