Four Star Player Enjoyed Visit

Noticeable one the sidelines during Duke's first public spring scrimmage was one of the region's top defensive end prospects. So how did four star Maryland product Sean Stanley enjoy his visit to Durham?

"It was a great chance to get on campus and really start to learn about Duke both as a school and a program," said 6-foot-2, 245lbs Sean Stanley of Gathersburg, Md. "I am looking for a place that has great academics and a place I fit in on the field."

Certainly the academic side of the equation is something Stanley is aware of when it comes to the Blue Devil program, but it's what he saw on the field that has Duke on his list of potential suitors.

"When you think of Duke you think of how good the school is - it's one of the best in the country. If I was making a choice based only on academics, then Duke would be my top school."

But, as with all high major prospects, Stanley knows that there's more than just what a program offers in the classroom.

"They haven't had a lot of success in recent years, but they have really made a commitment to building the program up. The new staff was really impressive. I was watching how they coached and they are very detailed oriented. They've all got great backgrounds, and they look like they'll have the team where they want to be."

While he has no timeline for a decision, Stanley did indicate that the offers are continuing to roll in. Schools such as Penn State, Rutgers, Nebraska, Miami, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and Maryland have thrown their hats into the ring as well.

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