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Four-star QB Sean Renfree from Scottsdale (AZ) Notre Dame Prep is looking hard at four schools as of now

Four-star QB Sean Renfree from Scottsdale (AZ) Notre Dame Prep has been keeping his options open since de-committing from Georgia Tech. But it seems that Boise State, Duke, Arizona State and Oregon State are the front-runners for his services.

Nebraska (offer) and Tennessee (no offer) were other potential suitors but both have backed off.

Renfree had a visit set up to Lincoln this weekend but that was cancelled when the Huskers received a quarterback commitment recently. "They told me they are not going to take another quarterback," says Renfree.

So instead of visiting Nebraska this weekend, Renfree will visit Duke. "I am pretty excited." Renfree adds, "The academics and Coach Cutcliffe's resume are great. He has the reputation of running a great offense."

Cutcliffe was recruiting Renfree (6-3 205) for Tennessee before taking the head job at Duke. Sean says that Cutcliffe contacted him "within in a hour of getting the job" and offered a scholarship.

The quarterback situation could be appealing as Renfree says the Blue Devils only have three QBs on their roster. "Their starter was a sophomore last year and he played pretty well. Coach Cutcliffe says he is going to go into the spring and look at all of the quarterbacks." He adds, "He says there is a chance of early playing time with hard work."

The following weekend Renfree will visit Boise State. Teammate TE Austin Briehl will also be making his official visit that weekend. But do not consider them a package deal. Renfree comments, "We are good friends but it will be no factor in our decisions. It would be great but we both will go where it's the right fit."

OL coach Scott Huff is the point-man as Sean's main recruiter but he says he has also been in touch with offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin and head coach Chris Petersen.

"I have heard Coach Petersen is a great guy," says Renfree.

"They are a program on the rise." He adds, "I don't want to go to a big time university just to go to a big time university. I want it to fit and to like the head coach."

And Renfree feel's he can fit into Petersen's offensive system, "They run a pro-style offense and throw the ball a lot."

Renfree will have two more visits after visiting Boise and Duke (he also visited Georgia Tech). He says he plans on taking one last visit during the last week of January. He says he is unsure where he will visit; it just depends on who steps up and offers in the coming weeks.

Although still highly considering Arizona State and Oregon State, Renfree says he does not plan visits to either school. He has already been on OSU's campus twice, once at summer camp and once in the spring. He has been spotted at a few ASU home games this year.

He comments on ASU, "I like the school a lot. The quarterback situation is not attractive but is not pushing me away. It is a great school and I like the coaches."

Wherever he chooses to go, he says he doesn't plan on committing until "after my visits. Probably a couple of days before signing day."


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