Coastal NG Talks Duke

The Blue Devils continue to work hard on the in-state recruiting front and have caught the attention of one of the Port City's best college prospects.

"I really enjoyed camping at Duke," said Jibril Dandy. "The turnout was great and there were some really good football players there. It was tough. It was physical. But I really liked the environment. The defensive linemen drills were highly instructional. I was really surprised at how well the coaching staff handled so many players while still giving such instruction."

Dandy, a 6-foot-2, 305 pound nose guard from Wilmington (N.C.) Hoggard, is currently considering a number of schools. He has interest from Duke, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, NC State, North Carolina, Tulane, Temple, Virginia, and Wake Forest. He has camped with the each ACC program.

While at Duke he spent most of his time with the defensive linemen and performed well enough to garner a bit of one on one time with the coaching staff.

"They told me I had a very good camp. I spoke to several of the offensive and defensive line coaches. Overall I would rated my performance as very good. There was a lot of good talent and many guys had multiple offers. In the one on one drills is where I did exceptionally well. I really liked the physical play."

Having moved quite a bit over the course of his life, Dandy has been working hard to establish some momentum on the recruiting trail. Thus the various camp commitments. With regard to Duke, however, there was already some familiarity.

"I have a very high interest in playing for Duke along the interior defensive line. I have spent a lot of time on the Duke campus. My father did post graduate work in the Mechanical Engineering department and he'd take us to school with him sometimes. We could hang out around the football stadium. I hadn't heard much from Duke before the camp, but after camp I am really looking forward to hearing from them."

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