Duncan Reflects on Visit

A big offensive tackle prospect from the state of Georgia, 6-6, 290-pound <b>Paul Duncan</b>, took his official visit to UCLA last weekend and provides us his impressions..

UCLA is trying to go to Georgia to fill some needs on the offensive line (see Duke Robinson) and last weekend brought in another Peach State native when Dallas (GA.) East Paulding tackle Paul Duncan (6-6, 290) took his official trip to Westwood.

"It was nice out there, I had a good time," said Duncan. "It was my first time in Los Angeles."

Duncan, rated the #19 offensive lineman in the nation, was making his second visit, having officially visited Oklahoma previously.

"It was a real busy time. There are a lot of things to do out there. I got to see a lot of things when I was out there, that I don't get to see in Georgia. I mean, that's where they make a lot of movies. A lot of action there," said Duncan. "Oklahoma was a quicker trip and there isn't as much to do there as there is at UCLA."

Duncan, who projects as an offensive tackle in college, was hosted by a fellow tackle while at UCLA.

"Ed Blanton was my host. Coach (Jon) Embree is recruiting me, but I got to meet with Coach (Tom) Cable too. He's a pretty straight-forward guy. He wants hard work, and when you work hard, you can go places."

Another place that drew awe from him was the Rose Bowl. "That was one of those places as a kid you want to see. It was cool to finally see it. I love the way they have the place set up for the fans, and outside where they park and hang before the game. It was real nice."

With two visits taken, Duncan will spend the next few weekends finishing up his trips.

"I'm going to LSU this weekend (when they host Ole Miss), then Duke next weekend. The first weekend in December, I'm visiting Notre Dame," said Duncan.

Duncan has previously visited all three schools unofficially, having attended a Notre Dame game earlier this season.

East Paulding finished their season with a 6-4 record ("it was a lot better than we expected to do," Duncan said) and now Duncan will turn his attention to recruiting, and basketball.

"Recruiting is the most important thing, so when I'm done with my trips, I'll decide and then I can focus on basketball for the second half," said Duncan.

Duncan has qualified with a 3.4 GPA and an 1100 SAT score.


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