Duke had almost unprecedented success with highly regarded players in the Triangle area in its 2009 recruiting class.
The Blue Devils have received letters of intent confirming that Triangle influence, according to scout.com. Durham Hillside running back Desmond Scott, the gem of the class whom coach David Cutcliffe pried away from Rutgers, has turned in his letter.
So has Leesville Road cornerback Zach Greene, whose father, Dwayne Greene, played at N.C. State. Other players in the Triangle area who have turned in their letters are offensive tackle Perry Simmons of Sanderson, linebacker Kevin Rojas of Wakefield and wide receiver Corey Gattis of Durham Hillside.
Duke also has a letter of intent from cornerback Ross Cockrell of Charlotte Latin.