DUKE RECRUIT IMPRESSES AT THE OPENING
Obi Eboh is a 6-2, 184-pound 3-star cornerback in the class of 2016. Duke is in hot pursuit of the Southlake, Texas standout, along with Boston College, Pitt, and dozens of other out-of-conference schools. Eboh will likely get more attention after a strong performance in the combine portion of Nike’s The Opening in early July. Eboh visited Duke in May. Eboh ran a 4.58 40-yard dash and a 4.13 20-yard agility run. He threw a weighted powerball 42.5 feet from a kneeling position and had a standing vertical jump of 32.6 inches. The performance earned him a rating of 117.6, which ranked 31st out of the 166 high school athletes in attendance.
WALLACE WADE STADIUM GETS SOD
The renovations to Wallace Wade Stadium entered their next stage, as the three-day process to install the new sod field started on July 15. The grass is a specially engineered version of Bermuda grass that is identical to the playing surfaces used by Philadelphia, Tennessee and Washington in the NFL. 208 truck loads of gravel, 150 truck loads of sand and 18 truckloads of sod brought the new playing field to Duke’s home stadium.
4-STAR RB PLANS DUKE VISIT
A.J. Dillon, a 6-1, 230-pound 4-star running back in the class of 2017, is scheduling his summer visits, and Duke is on his itinerary. The two-way player also plays linebacker at Groton, Massachusetts’ Lawrence Academy, but most programs are looking at him as a running back. In the first week of August, Dillon will visit Maryland, UNC, Duke and NC State. So far, none of those schools have offered him. In the ACC, he holds offers from Virginia, Boston College and Syracuse.