Chris Duffy (5'11/190) of Porter Ridge High (Indian Trail, N.C.) made a big move last year when he transferred to a new high school. Last season, Duffy, who had previously been at nearby Sun Valley, became a star at Porter Ridge. His big season did not go unnoticed, and several colleges are showing significant interest.
"I talked to Coach (Sam) Pittman from Tennessee and he said they were going to offer me to play defensive back," he said. "I am also hearing from Duke, Clemson, Connecticut, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina State, and a little bit from Alabama."
Duffy has already made one trip and has a several more in mind.
"I went to N.C. State's junior day, and I am going to go visit Tennessee on March 31," Duffy said. "This summer I will probably camp at Chapel Hill, Clemson, Duke, and South Carolina."
Although it is early, Duffy has already put together list of top schools.
"I am from Kingsport, Tennessee and Tennessee is on top right now. My other top schools are North Carolina, Clemson, and South Carolina," he said.
Besides Tennessee, Duffy believes more offers are on the way.
"I talked to UNC and think they could offer soon," he said. "I also want to go camps at Clemson and South Carolina and perform well. Then maybe they will offer."
Duffy is one of the most versatile prospects in North Carolina. The talented playmaker helped Porter Ridge to a 14-1 record and state runner-up finish in the 4A classification. During his junior season, he earned Associated Press All-State honors as a cornerback and was also one of the Pirates best offensive players. He rushed for over 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns, while also racking up nearly 300 yards receiving and three touchdown receptions. Duffy also had five interceptions and returned a kickoff for a score. He bench presses 260 pounds, squats 395, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds.