August 19, 2008

Dawkins doing some recruiting of his own

In late June five-star 2010 guard Andre Dawkins started what many Duke fans hope to be a string of pledges from eastern Virginia prospects, as he offered his verbal commitment to the Blue Devils. Now, Mike Krzyzewski and his staff are holding out hope that Dawkins' close friends, Tyler Thornton and Josh Hairston, decide to head south to Durham with him in the fall of 2010.

The Chesapeake (Va.) Atlantic Shores standout has been a Duke fan for as long as he can remember, and while he made it a goal to convince others of the great opportunity Duke presents, the 6-foot-5, 190 pounder says it's his job now, and he intends on bringing as many top level players with him as he possibly can.

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