October 12, 2006
Ole Miss to get visit from California DT
It's no secret that Ole Miss is in need of some help at the defensive line position. Without the arrival of Jerrell Powe, Ed Orgeron is searching the country for the best available big men to fill the position.
Orgeron, known as one of the best defensive line coaches in the country while he was at Southern California, Miami and Syracuse, is hoping to use that reputation to lure some talent away from an area he is very familiar with.
One defensive tackle that is holding an Ole Miss offer is Tyrone Duncan of Westlake Village High School from Westlake (CA).
"I have a lot of interest in Ole Miss," Duncan said Wednesday. "Right now I'm planning on taking an official visit to Ole Miss."
The main reason for Duncan's interest in Ole Miss is very simple, it's because of Orgeron.
"That's the man right there when it comes to coaching defensive linemen," Duncan said. "I got the chance to camp with him at USC and learned more from him in a day that I have learned from a lot of coaches. He really knows what he is doing when it comes to getting defensive linemen to the next level."
Duncan is holding official offers from Ole Miss, Nebraska, Utah, New Mexico and Washington.
"Right now I have set up a visit to Nebraska, working on setting one up at Ole Miss and will probably visit Washington," Duncan said. "I really don't have a favorite right now, I just want to check out several places and find the right fit for me."
Duncan, a three star prospect by Rivals.com, measures in at 6-foot-2, 300-pounds and has recorded over 20 tackles and four sacks leading his team to a perfect 5-0 record.
One thing that Duncan is considering while visiting the schools of his choice is the opportunity to play as a true freshman.
"I want the opportunity to compete early," Duncan said. "I don't want to red shirt, which will play a part in where I decide to go."
Duncan has kept up with Ole Miss so far this season and is being recruited by Orgeron and defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen.
"Ole Miss plays great defense and they are a team on the rise," Duncan said. "I know they need some help on the line, that's what the coaches are telling me, how important I would be to their program."
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