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Duncan claims ACC offer

Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek has a tailback to watch in 5-foot-10, 190-pound tailback Jela Duncan. The running back claims one scholarship and is getting looks from a number of other schools.
"He has gotten offered by Duke," Mallard Creek head coach Michael Palmieri said. "He hasn't really said anything about it, we haven't sat down to talk about it or favorites.
"When you see this kid, he's going to get a lot more interest. He is getting looks from West Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Wake Forest."
An impressive 3.5 GPA student, Duncan accounted for 1,340-yards rushing and 19 touchdowns even while missing three games to injury.
"He's a freak in the weight room, he squats 475-pounds, benches 300," he said. "On the field this past season he averaged 13-yards per carry. He's a big-time stud with a chiseled frame.
"The thing about him is that he's just a downhill runner. He's powerful and he can take it one step and take it to the house."
Duncan isn't the only other prospect to watch as Palmieri has a wide receiver and linebacker as well.
"Our wide receiver Corey Miller had 42 receptions and 11 touchdowns," he said. "He's a big prospect, 6-foot-1, 195-pounds.
"He's a kid that has great hands down at the goal line, he can run slants and fades. He had a quiet, but great year for us. He didn't get as much pub as our other receivers. He is a great route runner though and physical, tough to play on the line. He's also physically strong in the weight room."
A 4.0 student, Miller is getting looks from Duke and Wake Forest.
"He has no offers yet," he said. "He's kind of under the radar because he had really good players in front of him."
Rounding out the group is 6-foot-0, 215-pound linebacker Nekenbra Davis.
"He came on the scene and can be really special," he said. "He's got great grades, he's definitely Division I-AA or Division I.
"He's going to be one of the best defensive players in the city. He's really fast, he can flat out fly."
To date, Davis continues to fly under the radar.
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