NC OLB Claims Duke Offer

With only a limited number of spots remaining in the Duke recruiting class of 2009, decisions and timing become more and more crucial. At the annual Shrine Bowl game, one talented OLB claims to have a Blue Devil offer.

At 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds it is easy to envision South Mecklenburg (N.C.) standout Spencer Shuey spending the next four or five years as a defensive end though some schools have projected him as a strong side linebacker. Either way Shuey certainly has options as he told Scout.com's Miller Safrit on Wednesday during Shrine Bowl practice.

"The highest schools on my list right now are Illinois and then Marshall," said Shuey. "I also have offers from Kentucky, Appalachian State, Western Carolina, James Madison, and Duke."

Unfortunately Shuey may be precluded from showing out and earning even more offers because of a rule that bars college coaches from attending this year's Shrine Bowl as it is not a regularly scheduled high school team event.

"Originally, when I was selected for the Shrine Bowl I expected a bunch of colleges would be here," said Shuey. "I expected to come here and hopefully get a couple of more offers. A couple of weeks ago I found out that Division 1-A and 1-AA coaches wouldn't be allowed to come and I just didn't understand why. It just kind of makes me mad."

Currently the Blue Devils are believed to have two or three (at most) spots remaining in the current class.


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