There's plenty to like about 2016 Ashley Ridge quarterback Steven Duncan. The first thing that sticks out to you is his 6'5 225 pound frame but when you watch the progress he's made at quarterback it is easy to see why so many big conference schools have him on the recruiting radar early on. The 2016 standout took a visit to Duke this weekend and gave us the rundown on how things went during his latest trip to Durham with the Blue Devils.
"I got a chance to see the features Duke really does have to offer. This weekend was homecoming at Duke so I was able to see how graduating from Duke puts you in a elite group. I was also able to see how many people care about Duke football and the athletes."
During his time there he spoke with some of the Blue Devils' coaches.
"I was able to speak to coach Petri and coach Montgomery. They were showing and telling me the opportunities I would have if I attended Duke and the situation I would be in when I would come in freshman year. They also told me that they would be at one of my last two games this season to watch me."
The Duke football program has turned it around in recent years and its something that the 2016 prospect has noticed he says.
"I do love what they've done with the program. Coach Cutcliffe has turned the program around and made it not only a basketball school but now it is also a football school. I also like the fact that Duke is going to be contending for the ACC championship each year and that there is nowhere to go but up."
Duncan says highlight of his visit to Duke this past weekend was, "the way they treated myself and my family on campus. It meant a lot to feel like I was just with one big family while I was there over the weekend."
So far in his junior season at Ashley Ridge Duncan is 126-203 for 1,800 yards with 18 touchdown passes. Duncan's Swamp Foxes are 6-3 on the season and this Friday they have a bye week but they'll return to action on October 31st to take on Summerville High School.
We'll continue to closely monitor the recruitment of Steven Duncan as he continues to shine now playing on the AAAA level after starting his first two seasons at Porter-Gaud School on the SCISA level. College coaches wanted to see if he could put up big numbers against the highest level and best competition in South Carolina and he's done a great job thus far so we anticipate he'll have more schools looking and could very well land some additional early offers. He already holds offers from Newberry and Kentucky Christian.
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