Four Star LB Camped With Duke

It's no secret that the Duke coaching staff will make the outside linebacker position one of priority in the class of 2011. To that end the Blue Devils took a big step over the weekend with the appearance of four star prospect Curtis Grant at the annual Junior Day.

"I did make the trip to Duke," said Curtis Grant. "It was my first real visit so it was kind of a starting point for me. Overall I'd say it was really good."

"Really good" would be a succinct description of the 6-foot-3, 225 pound junior who has already earned scholarship offers from a number of high major programs throughout the region after a strong junior campaign that saw him record well over 100 tackles and just under 30 tackles for loss for Richmond (Va.) Hermitage High.

For the record schools such as Virginia Tech, Miami, West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and others have already jumped into pursuit of Grant. And, it's likely, more high majors will do the same in the coming weeks. Because of that, it's no surprise that the Duke coaching staff spent extra time with him.

"I had a chance to talk to Coach Cutcliffe, and with Coach Hobby. They showed my parents and I around. We talked about what a Duke education is and they went over the plans for the program. Duke is doing a lot, and they are working to get better."

Considered a top five prospect at the OLB position, Grant says he's in no real rush to narrow his list or to even formulate one - probably because he's going to have his pick of colleges when it all shakes out.

"I have another year of high school left, and I'm going to focus on that first. I'm going to see and learn about all the schools and then go from there. I want to focus on what needs to happen with [high] school first."

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