KY TE Visits The Noles

The fact that Florida State hasn't signed a tight end prospect in the last two recruiting classes makes signing a couple for the class of 2005 one of the biggest priorities for the Garnet & Gold. Last week tight end <b>Zipp Duncan</b> of Elizabethtown (KY) unofficially visited several southern colleges over his spring break, including the Seminoles. His father (Steve Davis) filled The Insiders.com in on how the trip went.


"We went and checked out Florida State, Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Auburn and Alabama," Steve Duncan said. "We liked Florida State and Georgia the best. Zipp also liked Vanderbilt because he thinks he could fit into their offense."

What did the Duncan family like about their time in Tallahassee and Athens?

"We liked Florida State's tight end Coach John Lilly," Duncan said. "We also spent a lot time talking to the Georgia coaches. They have some of the most athletic tight ends around. I liked Georgia better but Zipp liked Florida State the best. It's going to be his decision in the end."

As a junior Duncan caught 61 passes for 731 yards and 11 touchdowns. The 6-foo-5 and 240 pound standout with 4.85 40 speed is also versatile enough that he plays other positions for his high school team.

"He's very versatile and smart," Steve Duncan said. "He holds for the pat's, plays defensive end and he's the backup quarterback."

Duncan has been offered by any colleges yet but that might change soon.

"We just got home from our trip and there's seven letters waiting for Zipp," his father said. "He's been getting a lot hand-written letters."

Duncan is an excellent student who shouldn't have any problems qualifying academically. He has a score of 26 on the ACT test.

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