It was only a matter of time until Kernersville (N.C.) East Forsyth quarterback Danny O'Brien picked up his first scholarship. Following a solid performance at the North Carolina Nike Camp in Chapel Hill, the 6-foot-4, 198-pounder landed an offer from the ACC earlier today.
"The coaches called at about 6:45 this morning, calling my coach," he said. "I had an exam from seven to eleven and coach told me to come to his office after that.
"That's when I found out I had an offer from Coach Cutcliffe and Duke. I'm pumped about getting my first offer. It all came at once."
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O'Brien went into detail about his offer from the Blue Devils.
"They've got a whole new coaching staff," he said. "I don't worry much about their past, I know there will be a little transition, but they'll be rolling soon. I'm excited.
"Besides just the coaching staff there, you get that Duke education. In the worst case scenario you get hurt, the Duke education sticks out a lot."
The Carolina prospect already has talked with David Cutcliffe on the phone following the offer.
"I called him today and he was just congratulating me and told me he was excited about me," he said. "He told me to get back to him if I have any questions."
Duke may not be the only offer for long for O'Brien.
"Maryland told me they plan to decide on offering me on the 22nd," he said. "Virginia is coming down in the near future too.
"I'm hearing a little bit from Clemson and North Carolina State. Those are the five schools I'm mainly keeping in contact with."
At this point the Blue Devils are an early leader for O'Brien
"Right now it's just Duke since they are the first offer," he said. "I've always liked Duke and it's not just about the offer it's because of everything they bring to the table."
O'Brien is already making plans for this summer.
"I definitely want to camp at Duke and then I'm going to Maryland, Clemson and Virginia."