A fourth scholarship has come in for Asheville, N.C. athlete Tysean Holloway. The 6-foot-1, 187-pounder was surprised and impressed by his newest offer from the ACC.
"I was at Duke on Saturday cause Coach Cutcliffe wanted to spend the day with me," he said. "Duke actually offered me there and I was pretty excited about it.
"What Coach Cutcliffe said was he wanted to pull the trigger on me, but they just want to make it as traditional as possible as they've only seen film and want to see me in person. Coach Roper plans to hand my official scholarship to me when they see more."
So, what does the three-star prospect think of the offer?
"Honestly, I love the offer, Duke is an education you can't get all the time, it's pretty special," he said. "I know the team isn't on the radar, but I feel like you learn more from the bottom up instead of being at the top. You see the errors and you see you can fix it and work on it. It is an offer that is very special to me."
The trip this past weekend was Holloway's first true visit to Duke.
"I had been once before for a Nike Camp, but I thought it was great," he said. "Coach Cutcliffe is a great guy. He's got a history of sending people to the league. He actually recruited a lot of people in my family. That's very big, he didn't even know that, but it does change things a bit cause he knows family and you've got to give him some kind of recognition for that.
"Aside from that, he's a cool, down-to-earth guy I could see myself playing for. Duke is a wonderful place and a world class education, in the end that's what I need anyway."
One of his other offers, North Carolina wants Holloway to visit this weekend, but that trip is still up in the air.
With plans to graduate early, does Holloway have visits for the season set?
"Schools want me for games, but really I'm just trying to wait to see what comes early in the season, that's how I'll look at it. If the right offer comes through, I'll commit."
The No. 52 athlete in the nation continues to hear from other schools that have yet to offer including Tennessee, Minnesota, Southern Miss and Florida State.
Holloway and Asheville opened up the season on Friday and he helped his team to a big 63-14 win as he posted approximately 180-yards rushing and four total touchdowns.
"I saw a lot of good things, but there were a lot of things you can work on."