Princeton wide receiver Duckworth commits to Wisconsin

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Cincinnati Princeton senior wide receiver Jeff Duckworth knew July was the right time to make his college commitment. Duckworth, who is 6 feet and 190 pounds, started to complete the recruiting journey Monday when he made an oral commitment to play football at Wisconsin. After visiting Madison a final time this past weekend, Duckworth said he felt comfortable with the coaching staff and the campus.


Cincinnati Princeton senior wide receiver Jeff Duckworth knew July was the right time to make his college commitment.

Duckworth, who is 6 feet and 190 pounds, started to complete the recruiting journey Monday when he made an oral commitment to play football at Wisconsin.

After visiting Madison a final time this past weekend, Duckworth said he felt comfortable with the coaching staff and the campus.

“It was great,” Duckworth said. “The tradition is big. They are always near the top of the Big 10.”

Duckworth, who is 6 feet and 190 pounds, had 62 receptions for 900 yards (14.5 ypc.) and seven touchdowns in 10 games last season for the Vikings. His best game last season was when he had 11 receptions for 196 yards (17.8 ypc.) and three touchdowns in Princeton’s 43-19 win over Hamilton Sept. 28.

Princeton, which is considered to be one of Cincinnati’s top teams for 2008, went 8-3 overall and 6-1 in the GMC last season. The Vikings lost to Centerville 42-41 in the first round of the playoffs.

Duckworth is one of five offensive starters returning for the Vikings this fall.

“We expect to be a lot better than last year,” Duckworth said.

Princeton opens the season against Moeller Aug. 23 at 8:15 p.m. at the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium.

“We expect to have a very good year and we want to build off the success we had last year,” Princeton coach Bill Leach recently told Ohio High Magazine. “We want to go deep in the playoffs and compete for a league title. I wouldn’t say last year was a surprise, but we did a lot better than probably anybody expected.”

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