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Duke impresses OL Jelks

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Duke was the first program to offer Andrew Jelks, and on Saturday the Henry Co. (Tenn.) junior offensive tackle made his first trip to the school's Durham, N.C., campus.
"It's going amazing," Jelks told Rivals.com on Saturday afternoon. "It's everything I thought it'd be and more. It wasn't junior day. They wanted me to come, so I came and visited. They wanted one-on-one time with me."
While on campus, the 6-foot-6, 260-pound Jelks, who also has offers from Arkansas State and Louisville, toured the facilities and spent some quality time with the staff.
"I met every coach today," he said. "I sat down with [head coach David Cutcliffe] for about an hour. We really talked a lot about what they would do with me as a person, and as a player."
In addition to the schools that have offered, Jelks also is hearing from Alabama, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Tennessee, he said. While it's still early in the process, one program stands out.
"If I were to pick a leader, [Duke] would be it," Jelks said. "They're just straight forward about everything. And I think I'd have a chance to come in and play right away - not get stuck on the scout team."
Jelks isn't done taking unofficial visits this spring.
Regarding Alabama and Tennessee, he said, "I'm definitely going to visit them this spring."
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