Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Asack likely to move; recruit is Duke's No. 3 QB

At breakfast a few weeks ago during a visit with quarterback commitment Sean Schroeder, Duke coach David Cutcliffe revealed that a position move will bring Schroeder into fall camp as the team’s No. 3 quarterback.

Duke sports information director Art Chase confirmed Tuesday that Zack Asack, who’s been the backup quarterback the last two seasons, is likely to change positions. Thaddeus Lewis remains the starter, and redshirt freshman Sean Renfree will start camp as the backup ahead of Schroeder.

Schroeder has gained 10 to 12 pounds since the end of football season and is carrying about 195 pounds on his 6-foot-3 frame.

Brent Melbon, who coached Schroeder at Dana Hills High in California, said Schroeder made all the line calls for his high school team, which was good practice for him in terms of understanding the game.

“He processes things really quickly,” Melbon said. “I think the upside is tremendous. . . .He can make all the throws, and he moves well though he’s not necessarily a runner. I was fortunate to have him.” – Ken Tysiac