Defensive tackle Eddie Goldman is one of the biggest prospects in 2012 with offers from across the country. The interest Goldman is bringing to Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate Academy is helping his junior teammates including one who pulled his first offer not too long ago.
"Duke just offered cornerback Albert Reid," Friendship Collegiate coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim said. "Everybody is going to be recruiting him as either an athlete, running back or defensive back.
"Duke's come by with Coach Cutcliffe. Cincinnati likes him a lot, Virginia likes him a lot as does California and Maryland."
What stands out about Reid?
"For one, he's an extremely intelligent kid, a real student of the game," he said. "He's a throwback player that is not going to wow you with his top end speed, but he is hard to catch. He's very elusive and an excellent zone runner.
"On defense, he's the captain of the defense and our starting free safety since he was a sophomore. He's the quarterback of our defense and lines everybody up, makes adjustments and checks. He does it all. He adds so much value to a program. He's a good student too with a 3.2 GPA. I think he's going to get more recruited on defense, but some like him at running back."
While Reid is the only player to land an offer outside of Goldman for 2012, there are others to watch.
"We have another running back, Isaiah Hayes, a 5-foot-8, 170-pounder from Columbus, Ohio," he said. "He's our kick returner and real fast. I know Cincinnati came by and liked the tape along with Rutgers.
"If you remember Louis Young from the area a couple years ago, his younger brother, Louis Young is a terror at defensive tackle at 6-foot-2, 260-pounds. He's a pretty good recruit.
"Then, we have 5-foot-9, 175-pound wide receiver Antonio Huff. He's a real dynamic kid. Duke likes him as well. He's got a 3.2 GPA and is going to start at corner for us next year. He had six punt returns for touchdowns. Marshall liked his tape as did Cincinnati and Rutgers."