Commitment Update: Issac Blakeney

Issac Blakeney, two-star wide receiver from Monroe, N.C., took an unofficial visit to Durham last weekend and spent time with head coach David Cutcliffe. He talked about the visit and where he might see playing time upon his arrival.

"I went to last week's game against [North Carolina] Central," said Issac Blakeney. "I liked it a lot. I loved the atmosphere. I love the way they play football up there."

"That was my first visit for a game. I am going back November 14 and November 28. I have not set my official visit yet."

"I was able to sit down in a meeting with coach [David] Cutcliffe. He introduced me to all of the coaches. He was glad about my commitment. He talked to me about my thoughts of the season. We talked about when I would plan my official visit."

Blakeney is uncertain of his position on the next level, but committed to the Duke program for several reasons.

"I am an athlete," he said. "I don't know which side of the ball I am going to play on. I couldn't base my decision on that."

"I like the way their offense plays, and their defense plays like ours. I don't think I would have a hard time adjusting on either side. I can get a real good education at Duke as well."

Blakeney talked about the Duke program and his thoughts of the future.

"I know in the past couple of years it hasn't been so bright," Blakeney said. "I think coach Cutcliffe is doing a great job. By the time I am up there we should be contending for ACC championships. With the amount of talent they are bringing in we should have a good team in a few years."

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound athlete does not have a preference as a team-oriented player.

"I really don't have a preference as to where I play," Blakeney stated. "I will play wherever I can get on the field the fastest to help. The coaches have said I will likely play defense. I will probably play either outside linebacker or safety."

Blakeney knows his strengths and areas to improve.

"I think for my height I am quick and fast," he said. "Most people that are tall are slow. I also have really good jumping ability. I am trying to improve on my tackling abilities."

Blakeley was recruited by assistant coach Jim Collins.

"Coach Collins coached my head football coach at Appalachian State," he said. "I just met him for the first time not too long ago. He calls me about once a week. He talks about how everything is going and ask where I could see myself playing."

Blakeney has helped his team to an undefeated record this season. Monroe takes a breather with a bye this week

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