Another Potential Commit Looming?

He committed to Georgia Tech in mid-February, but the nation's 34th best defensive tackle has had a big change of heart over the last few weeks. Now, Columbus (Ga.) Northside standout John Drew is eyeing a trip to Duke this weekend.

"Honestly I just didn't feel as comfortable with Georgia Tech as I should have," said 6-foot-3, 295lbs defensive tackle John Drew. "They are a very good program, but my decision probably came too early in the process. Since then I've been hearing from a lot of other schools and I just decided that it's time to re-evaluate things."

The first step of that re-evaluation will be to visit Duke this weekend - a visit that Drew is really looking forward to taking.

"With Duke it's pretty much the opposite of Georgia Tech. The campus is a lot more inviting and there is no better choice for getting the kind of education I want. On the field, Duke hasn't had a lot of success, but they have changed everything and have brought in a great coaching staff that has what it takes."

Speaking of "having what it takes", there's a reason Drew has offers from schools such as Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Duke, and Georgia Tech as well as interest from Clemson, Auburn, Boston College, Alabama, Florida, and Boston College. Despite his mammoth frame, Drew is pretty quick, logging a personal best forty time of 4.87 seconds during various camp sessions as well as a 34-inch vertical leap.

"I'm a pretty athletic lineman. I played other sports like soccer and basketball as a kid and that helped me I think. For my high school team I am primarily a defensive tackle, but last year I also played defensive end and on the offensive line. This year I'm going to play defensive tackle and fullback."

So with change of heart followed by a quick visit to Durham, is there a chance of another commitment coming for the Blue Devils in the next few days?

"I am going to head up there and see what they have to say. I know they want me to come in and they are probably the school that's in the lead right now. With a commitment, I just need to find the right fit. Academics are going to be a big part of things."


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