Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Duke football generating excitement?

It’s not often that you can say there’s a buzz about Duke in football recruiting circles.

But that’s the case with new coach David Cutcliffe at the controls.

This week, Cutcliffe received a commitment from Sean Renfree of Notre Dame Prep in Arizona. Renfree’s high school coach, Scott Bemis, said Renfree is good enough to be the face of the Duke program in the future.

Safety Jordon Byas, a Florida state champion in the 400 meters who wants to work in the medical profession one day, was next to commit. Mike Healey, who coaches Byas at Bay Senior High in Panama City, said Cutcliffe is determined to upgrade Duke’s speed.

“(Byas) is excited about the new life and new thing at Duke and that they’re going to try to recruit nationally to turn that program around,” Healey said.

As anybody who follows recruiting and Duke football knows, it will take a lot more to put a winning product on the field. But the fact that anybody is excited about Duke football in January is a good sign for the program. – Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Yay, seriously. I'm starting to have hope in Duke football, unrealistic hope maybe, but that's better than no hope at all!

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