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Fast rising prospect lands No. 1

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Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw has had one of the toughest out of conference schedules, if not the toughest, in the Los Angeles City Section and they came out of it unscathed. The Cougars are a perfect 6-0 and have knocked off the likes of CIF powers, Lakewood, Calif., and Norco, Calif.
The fine play of defensive back/linebacker Gregory Ducre (5-11, 175, 4.46) is one of the reasons why Crenshaw has been so successful.
The scouting report on Ducre is he is very speedy. He is a football player with a track guy's speed. He's very flexible, agile and has quick feet. He has a bird dog's nose for the football and is always around the ball. He also has outstanding closing speed.
So far on the season, Ducre has accounted for 43 tackles, one forced fumble and has several pass deflections. He also helps the cause on the offensive side of the ball. He has close to 400 receiving yards and four touchdown passes.
A good all around athlete, Ducre also runs track and participates in the 100, 200 400, 4x100 and 4x100. His fastest 100 time is 10.68.
Ducre is also very versatile as he has played cornerback, safety and he's played a lot of outside linebacker, but he is being recruited as lockdown cover corner.
On the recruiting trail, Ducre picked up his first offer from Arizona State. He is getting looks from Nebraska, Idaho, San Jose State and Washington.
"It made me feel really good getting an offer from Arizona State," Ducre said. "I had to work hard to get it. My coach, Coach (Robert) Garrett helped me out a lot with it. Coach Garrett has been helping me since last year so when I receives my offer, it felt good.
"I like Arizona State's facilities and their coaching staff," Ducre said. "Their recruiter, Eric Yarber, he's a real cool dude. We have a lot in common. He also went to Crenshaw.
"Coach Dennis Erickson is a pretty funny guy," Ducre said. "A lot of my friends from high school go there and (ASU sophomore safety) Clint Floyd was kind of like my older brother at Crenshaw when he was there and he (Floyd) taught me a whole lot.
"I talk to Clint every now and then," Ducre said. "He tells me how it is up there and he tells me that he loves it at ASU."
"Even though I have one offer," Ducre said. "I still have to work hard and get more."
It's a pretty good bet that Ducre will see his stock heat up as the season progresses.
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