Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hibriten's Darius Lipford to look at Tar Heels, Gamecocks, Clemson and Cavaliers

Lenoir Hibriten OLB/WR Darius Lipford, one of the state’s top prospects, has been committed to Duke for a long time, but now he’s likely to take visits to North Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson and Virginia.

“I’m pretty sure he’ll go visit those places,” Hibriten coach Chuck Cannon said moments ago. “He’ll still likely end up at Duke, but I’m uncomfortable with kids committing too early.

“They need to go see what’s out there.”

Asked what position the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Lipford will play in college, Cannon said, “Anywhere he wants to—linebacker, tight end, defensive end. “He’s got an arm span like a 6-11 kid, and the frame to bulk up to 270 or 280 pounds.”

Lipford is also a remarkable athlete, voted the MVP of last year’s basketball team. He’s also a high jumper in track who has approached 7 feet.

As Lipford lines up his trips, the Blue Devils have to be sweating just a bit over his travels. After all, they recently lost committed LB Aramide Olaniyan of Woodberry Forest, Va., to UCLA.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

After what the Duke athletic department allowed the girls basketball coach do to a committed high school senior, I would not trust them. I would open up recruitment and take all 5 official visits, in the event they pull the offer off the table.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, you are an idiot!

Anonymous said...

i know darius lipford and i goto all of his games and he is not gonna goto duke. it will be between unc, sc, and clemson.
his friend and teammate from last years high school team quin smith plays for sc

Anonymous said...

Duke didn't pull the offer from that girl. She still has a scholarship offer and can play of the team. They simply told her that she likely wouldn't see much playing time until maybe her senior year and might want to consoder going elsewhere. I don't think comparing Duke's women's basketball team to Duke's football team is a good comparison either. If Lipford wants to be a small fish in a big pond, and get questionable playing time at a bigger school, then he deserves what he gets. If he wants the best education in the country and lots of playing time, then he should go to Duke. End of story.


who really cares? We are talking about Dook football. The laughing stock of the ACC. I hope the kid wakes up and sees what a huge mistake he is making. Go to a team that has a shot, any shot. Dook could not beat Butler.