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Duke impresses Conyers

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Miami (Fla.) Braddock three-star offensive tackle Robert Conyers had visited Duke during the summer, on an unofficial visit, but this time around things were vastly different.
"When I came up during the summer nobody was really there so I didn't get to see everything," Conyers said. "I got to see all the facilities this time, including the weight room. This time I got to meet the weight training staff and all of the assistant coaches. I got to meet with the offensive line coach (Matt Luke) - I had talked to him on the phone before but I really hadn't gotten to meet him in-person. I also got to spend time with Coach (David) Cutcliffe. It was really clear to me that they want me there.
"It was pretty fun," Conyers added.
The 6-foot-5, 277-pound lineman shared a bit of what he and Coach Luke spoke about with regards to how he would fit into their scheme along the offensive line.
"He said that they want me as an offensive tackle," Conyers said. "He said I could definitely fit in there. They like my athleticism in their scheme."
During the visit, Conyers spent a great deal of time with offensive center Brian Moore. Moore hails from Coral Gables (Fla.) and attended Ransom Everglades High School. He said that Moore shared some great insight into the Blue Devil's program with him.
"He told me that it is a great place," Conyers said. "He said that when he chose Duke, it was more than he thought it would be. He said that he is happy with his decision and glad that he is there."
With the visit now concluded, the Sunshine State prospect left impressed by the closeness of the Duke team.
"I was impressed with how close the team is," Conyers said. "They players are really tight. I have been to other schools and it seems everybody has their own little circles, but at Duke everybody is friends with one another."
At the conclusion of the visit, Conyers admits that it crossed his mind to make a pledge to David Cutcliffe and his staff.
"I thought about it," Conyers said. "I didn't commit though.
"I am just going to take some time, wait and see what happens, maybe call a couple of other coaches and just talk to them a little more," Conyers added. "Probably pretty soon I will have my decision. There is a decent chance I make a decision this week."
In addition to Duke, Conyers is considering Florida International, South Florida, and Wake Forest. He has previously taken an official visit to South Florida. At this time, no other official visits have been scheduled.
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