June 27, 2007

Hollingsworth-'Duke never backed off'

Winning in state recruiting battles for high level prospects has been tough for Duke's football program in recent years, but the Blue Devils reeled in a big fish from Lee County (NC) Tuesday afternoon when three star running back Jay Hollingsworth gave his verbal commitment to his recruiting coach , Scottie Montgomery.

The news sent Blue Devil football fans into a major celebration as Ted Roof's program beat out Virginia, East Carolina, and Air Force for the 5-11, 180 pounder, who also is a standout in the defensive secondary in addition to his considerable skills with the ball in his hands.

With the decision making process behind him, Hollingsworth reflected in depth with Devils Illustrated Tuesday night on how he decided his road would lead to Duke.

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