July 18, 2006

Local OL in no rush

Duke is very active on the market for offensive linemen, and they potentially may not have to look very far to find one in the class of 2007.

Durham, N.C., Hillside lineman Quinn Barham is holding a pair of offers from Duke and East Carolina and Devils Illustrated spoke with him Monday night for an update.

Barham said he so far hasn't added a third offer but that he is hearing seriously from other schools such as Louisville and Boston College.

What will Barham consider most important as he evaluates potential suitors?

"Number one probably is the reputation of the school. Second behind that would be the location, and then number three would be the football program itself."

Barham says that when he states a school's reputation is his top factor, he's talking about the big picture.

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