On Friday night, Jaron Dukes of Columbus (Ohio) Marion-Franklin high school showed early signs of being one of the top wide receiver prospects in the Midwest with an outstanding performance against Trotwood-Madison and highly touted defensive back Cameron Burrows.
At 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, Dukes has the physical size Notre Dame coaches love from the wide receiver position. Besides his size, Dukes showed surprising speed during his six-catch, 173-yard two-touchdown performance.
On one of Duke's two touchdowns, Burrows had the angle to make the stop, but Dukes showed a burst that sent him past the standout corner that already holds an early offer from the Irish.
Irish Eyes will have more on Dukes later this week.