Devils Target Top NC DB

Brandon Ghee

Becoming an option for the top in-state talent is an important step for Duke head coach Ted Roof's staff in their efforts to rebuild the Blue Devils into a competitive ACC program. After landing one of the state's top ten prospects earlier this spring, the Devils have eyes on yet another big timer from the Tar Heel State.

"I have offers from Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Duke, and Wake Forest," says 6-foot, 170 pound Fayetteville (N.C.) Jack Britt standout defensive back Brandon Ghee. "I've also heard from some other schools like Auburn, North Carolina, and Virginia."

The Blue Devils may find themselves fighting an uphill battle for the services of Ghee, who has ties to Virginia Tech, Tennessee, and Wake Forest.

"George Bell, who was my teammate here, goes to Virginia Tech and likes it a lot. Also my brother plays for Wake Forest, and I moved from Tennessee, so I am familiar with all of those programs."

Despite those ties, Ghee says there is no reason to think that he's not looking at every team that is coming calling.

"I'm open to everyone that's interested in me," said Ghee. "I just want to go somewhere that can get me a good education with a good football program."

As a junior Ghee earned all-conference honors after tallying 50 tackles, five interceptions, and seven pass breakups as a shutdown corner.

In the weight room he has recorded numbers of 260 pounds on the bench, 415-squat max, and a 4.4 recorded time in the forty yard dash.

"I think my speed is my best asset when it comes to coverage. I can do a lot on the field because of that and a natural coverage ability."

That self analysis is echoed by TheInsiders.com's Atlantic Region scout Miller Safrit who reported:

"Ghee has a ton of potential with his athleticism, speed, and strength. He could play on either side of the ball very easily."

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