Could Duke flip Big 10 commit?

After running through a wave of commitments over the past week, the Duke coaches are still working hard on the trail in search of the remainder of the class. One of the top targets to watch is currently committed to one of the powers of the Big 10, but is listening to the Blue Devil pitch.

Though he's verbally committed to Wisconsin, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Westminster Academy standout Andrew James continues to pile up offers.

James, who's also garnered scholarship offers from the likes of Cincinnati, Temple, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, and South Florida, maintains he is committed to the Badgers, but is willing to look around as well.

For their part, the Blue Devils have not yet offered a scholarship, but the explosive Florida prospect says he's in regular contact with the Duke coaching staff.

"I speak with Coach Montgomery, Coach Faris, and a graduate assistant. They have indicated they are very interested in me, but they want to see me compete at camp before offering."

James says he's planning to get to Durham this summer, and will utilize a skill set built on speed earn that Blue Devil offer.

"My best forty time is a 4.33, and I feel that I am able to get out on breaks quickly. I have solid hands and my speed is out of the ordinary, so with speed and my technical skills, I feel that I can utilize what I'll learn from a college coaching staff and be successful at the college level."

As for Duke's recruiting pitch before the offer comes, it's something that hits home with James.

"The coaches talk to me about the combination of athletics and academics and, really, there is no program along the lines of what Duke can offer. It's a program that's coming up and, in terms of the next level, they believe and are showing they can prepare you for that. They really talk a lot about the Blue Devil experience.

And what defines that experience?

"They've been able to put the right coaching staff in place and to recruit the right guys for their program. It's like with the offer, Coach Montgomery told me that he's really big on offering at camp, because he is able to analyze a lot - the skill of the athlete, but also the competitive nature."

The explosive Broward County athlete reports an impressive 4.33 in the 40-yard dash, as well as a max of 235 pounds in the bench and 315 pounds in the squat.

In his junior campaign, James hauled in 29 receptions for 685 yards and eight touchdowns for the 8-2 Lions.

He expects more of the same as a senior.

"I am looking forward to getting back and leading my team. I want to end on a high note because I know you never get these days back. This year I'll return punts and kicks and play receiver and corner again. Chemistry will be a big factor because our quarterback transferred in last year and we weren't really in sync. I think think year will be completely different as we have been running routes every day to get our timing down." ranks James as a three star prospect.

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