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Davis talks Duke visit

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Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage three-star athlete Marcus Davis made his way to Duke on Saturday to watch the annual spring game at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Sunshine State prospect was impressed by his visit.
"It was really fun," Davis said. "I finally got to meet Coach Derek Jones in-person. The campus is real beautiful. I just like the environment around there."
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound athlete was on a tight schedule during the visit which didn't allow him to have an in-depth conversation with head coach David Cutcliffe.
"I didn't get a chance to sit down with Coach (David) Cutcliffe because as soon as the game was over I had to leave because I was up there with a family friend," Davis said. "It was planned for me to talk with him but I didn't get a chance to."
Davis did have an opportunity to speak with a number of the assistant coaches during his time on campus.
"I did talk to Coach Jones and couple of the other coaches though," Davis said. "We just talked about how all of the coaches had watched my film again and he just told me they see me on the offensive side of the ball. So I just focused on the offense when I was watching the spring scrimmage. They just said they can't wait to get me up there again on an official.
"He said they offered me as a slot receiver," Davis added.
For his high school squad, Davis works at quarterback. He knows that in college he won't be lining up under center. If he had his choice, his future would be on defense.
"I would prefer cornerback," Davis said. "As of right now I have different offers for different positions with different teams, but I think the position I would most prefer is cornerback."
Despite his preference to play defense, Duke's interest in him as an offensive weapon doesn't hurt their chances of landing him. In fact, Davis sees the potential to be an early contributor if he were to opt to become a Blue Devil.
"They have a pretty good team," Davis said. "I saw that they have a lot of different quarterbacks. I just saw that if I went there I would probably be able to play early on and I could help them."
In addition to the football aspect of the visit, Davis was impressed by the campus and academics at Duke.
"The whole campus is really beautiful to me," Davis said. "I could see myself there. That is a place I could really see myself being comfortable at. As of right now though, I am just waiting."
Even though Davis said the visit was exceptional, he isn't ready to put Duke ahead of offers from Boston College, Georgia State, and Western Kentucky.
"Right now I don't really have a leader," Davis said.
Davis mentioned plans to visit Boston College as soon as possible.
He also reports interest from Florida International, Illinois, and Michigan State.
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