Several Notable Recruits Were In The Stands

Among the 26,000 plus fans watching the Blue Devils push the ACC's top team on Saturday were several recruits of note. From committed players to those with offers to those hoping for an offer, TDD runs down those players confirmed to be in attendance.

Class of 2010
Several committed players were in attendance including quarterback Anthony Boone, defensive end Jamal Wallace, and defensive back Quan Stevenson. Charlotte Providence and future Blue Devil reviver Brandon Braxton was also in the stands.

Interestingly enough the top two remaining targets on the current senior class recruiting board were both scheduled to be in the house as Roanoke Rapids defensive lineman Kareem Martin and Wadesboro's Tra Thomas had both made plans to attend the game. However, Friday night car trouble prevented Thomas from making the trip. Both Martin and Thomas have offers regardless of which other prospects may sign with Duke.

In-state tight end prospect Seth Cranfill, a 6'4 217 pounder out of Catawba, NC was also there. Cranfill is reportedly fielding interest from schools such as North Carolina State, South Carolina, and East Carolina. In addition, potential linebacking prospect Josh Hurt was back for another week. As was Asheville (N.C.) safety Chandler Wrightenberry, a 6'1, 200 pound athlete with a 4.0 grade point average and 4.5 forty time.

Class of 2011
Perhaps the most decorated recruit from the current junior class to make it to campus was Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes standout quarterback Lafonte Thourogood. The 6-foot-3, 200 pound signal caller already sports offers from Stanford, West Virginia, and Tennessee and is thought to be one of the top overall prospects in the state of Virginia in 2011.

Another player who claims a Duke offer is defensive end Mario Sanders of Greer (S.C.) High. The 6'4, 215 pound Sanders has reported early interest from Georgia, Vanderbilt, and Virginia. Similarly, Virginia Beach (Va.) Green Run high standout defensive tackle David Dean was also at the game. Dean, who measures out at 6-foot-2 and 270 pounds reports interest from Louisville, Virginia Tech, and Virginia early on.

Other names to know were Charlotte WR Calvin Hunter (5'10, 160, 4.5 forty); West Rowan cornerback Domonique Noble (6', 180, 4.7); and his teammate - quarterback B.J. Sherrill (5'11, 230, 4.9)


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