Top 10 QB Ready For Duke Visit

From the time head coach David Cutcliffe took over in Durham, the immediate impact was being made on the recruiting trail. From the instant announcement of a deeper QB prospect pool to the securing of prior commitments - Cutcliffe was on the job in a big way. Those efforts have paid off again with the approaching visit of the nation's tenth rated QB, four star prospect Sean Renfree.

After de-committing from Georgia Tech last month, four star quarterback Sean Renfree has hit the recruiting trail running, and now the 6'2, 205lbs prospect with 4.5 speed in the forty had set up a quartet of official visits including this weekend when the Arizona native travels to Durham.

"Oregon State, ASU, Boise State and Duke," said Renfree, out of Notre Dame Preparatory told's Barry Bolton. "Of those, I'm taking a visit to Duke and Boise. I've already taken two unofficial visits to Oregon State and been to ASU a bunch of times so I didn't figure there was too much of a point in visiting those schools again."

Of course those schools could, at the end of the day, receive visits, but Renfree believes that to be unlikely.

"Duke is this upcoming weekend, Boise is on the 18th, and I'm not sure who is going to be that last week. It depends on if anyone else comes in or if I do end up wanting to take an official to ASU or Oregon State," said Renfree.

After the change of administration in Atlanta, Renfree's phone began ringing. After all, big time signal callers aren't usually available this time of year. On the end of the line were several head coaches led by new Duke hire David Cutcliffe.

"I've got to talk a whole lot with coach (Mike) Riley and coach (Dennis) Erickson because they were the first schools to recruit me," said Renfree. "But I'm looking forward to meeting coach Peterson, I've never met him before. And recently I've been talking a lot to coach Cutcliffe, he was kind of recruiting me when he was at Tennessee. Ever since he offered me at Duke, he's been talking to me more and more.

"But there isn't any specific coach that sticks out there more than the other, they're all great guys."

Even though nobody is "sticking out", Renfree has given high marks to the Sun Devil program.

"There's not one place I'm leaning towards," said Renfree. "ASU, they're not exactly leading, but I have a good relationship with all those coaches because they're so close and I've been there a bunch of times over the summer. They were my second choice behind Georgia Tech when I committed, but I wouldn't say any school has any advantage right now.

"And if other schools came in -- obviously it's pretty late and schools have their commits -- but if other schools came in I'm still open to other schools."

So what is Renfree looking for when it comes to his final destination?

"A big part of it will be the coaching staff," he said. "Obviously, Duke kind of has the upper hand as far as education. But just the football program and the coaches will (be important) as will talking with the players.

"I wouldn't say anyone is recruiting me harder than anyone else, when they were limited they all got their phone calls in. When I was initially committed, ASU was the only school to really stay on me, and ever since I de-committed they've been on me pretty hard. But I wouldn't say that there's one school recruiting me hardest."

The nod to the Blue Devils for education may be viewed as a positive, but it'll be up to the new Duke coaching staff to prove that things are going to be changing in Durham in the immediate future. With a new staff flush with NFL and the highest of BCS experience, it would seem that Renfree will listen.

"I just want to try and get a feel for who I think I'll work best with."

[In a position coach], I'm looking for someone who works extremely hard, someone who is a workaholic and who is always working with their quarterback. Someone who is friendly, has been in the game a long time and who really knows what they're talking about," said Renfree."

Renfree said Cutcliffe and Peterson have made tentative plans for in-home visits later this month when the recruiting calendar turns the page into the contact period. He also said he's leaning towards not making his decision until the final days before the Feb. 6 Signing Day.

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