Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Blue Devils offer 2 Charlotte Christian players

The Duke Blue Devils have jumped in early on Charlotte Christian juniors Kyler Brown and Matthias Farley, according to Knights coach Jason Estep.

Brown, who is 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, is the younger brother of Charlotte Christian LB Kelby Brown, who has already committed to Duke.

“Kyler is probably a defensive end in college,” Estep said. He played wide receiver and some LB for the Knights as a junior, and is now a standout basketball player for the school.

Farley is an amazing story. He had never played football before spring practice last April, preferring soccer. But he is 6-1 and 180 pounds and can fly (4.48-second 40-yard dash) and he decided to give it a try.

“He’s just a ridiculous athlete, he can really move,” Estep said.

In his first year of organized football, Farley played wide receiver and some free safety. He had 29 catches for a whopping 930 receiving yards and 12 TDs. That’s an average of more than 30 yards a reception.

“It’s just remarkable what he’s been able to do,” Estep said.

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