Duke Offers Florida LB

"If you can run, we'll find you". That's a direct quote from head coach David Cutcliffe's first press conference at Duke referencing what he was looking for on the recruiting trail. Since that time the Blue Devils have made it a point to increase the team's overall speed. In 2011 they are looking to do it again and on Monday they offered one of Florida's quickest linebackers.

"Coach Collins called me back in May saying Duke was interested and he was sure they were going to offer," said Cape Coral (Fla.) High standout Edsel Caprice. "We've kept in touch and they offered me just recently. I am planning on taking a visit to Duke, North Carolina, and Wake Forest at the end of this month. All have offered me."

Now sporting over 10 written offers, Caprice says he hasn't yet formed a hard favorites list, but does admit that South Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wake Forest have been recruiting him the longest. However, he adds that the list hasn't solidified, and won't until he can make his visits.

"Coach Collins has been my main contact with Duke. I am interested in them, but don't' know a lot about them yet. What I do know is that it's a great place to get a great education and the football program is improving each year."

Like many schools the Blue Devils were a bit late to this recruiting process as Edsell didn't really break onto the national recruiting scene until the late Spring.

"Until Spring ball started I wasn't getting that much attention. Then all the coaches started coming to visit and the phone calls and offers started coming I realized I have a chance to be a division one football player very soon. That's special. I am have a lot of options, but it'll come down to academics, athletics, and location with my decision."

More than a good chance. Edsell is rated as a three star outside linebacker and the No. 51 player at that position. He currently measures out at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds. In addition to ideal size, he's got a 4.45 forty time on the books.

When asked for a self-scouting report, Caprice offers the following:

"My speed is what sets me apart as well as my ability to use my hands to get off blocks. I also really understand the idea of leverage and I play until the whistle blows. Before I get to school I need to get bigger and stronger."

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