January 30, 2008

2009 QB picking up interest

At the same time that news of Sean Renfree's commitment to Duke was breaking, Class of 2009 pro-style quarterback Danny O'Brien from Kernersville (N.C.) East Forsyth High was sitting at his home thinking back to a recruiting visit he received at his school early Monday morning.

That visit came from Duke offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Kurt Roper. In O'Brien's case, the former staff identified him as a top-tier prospect at the quarterback position and had invited him in for an unofficial visit in the fall. At the time, he had some interest in the program, but when the new staff jumped on board, they too labeled O'Brien as an early target for the class, thus sparking the junior's interest immediately.

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