Ranked among the nation's top tight ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 48) and Scout.com (No. 71) . . . named to PrepStar's All- Southeast Team . . . rated among Georgia's top 75 seniors by Scout.com (No. 74) . . . one of six tight ends listed among the Best of the Rest in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . three-year starter for Coach Irv Sigler at Kell High School in Marietta, Ga. . . . served as team captain in 2006 and presented the Perseverance Award by the coaching staff . . . two-way starter as a junior and senior, playing both tight end and defensive end . . . had 16 catches for 151 yards (9.4 avg.) and one touchdown in 2006 . . . set career highs with six receptions for 76 yards vs. Marietta, including a TD grab . . . made 15 tackles as a senior, with two for losses including a sack . . . credited with five quarterback pressures and one interception . . . a sprained ankle limited his playing time and production in 2005-06 . . . started 10 games at outside linebacker as a sophomore . . .
Son of David and Beth Duran . . . born July 13, 1989 . . . no-preference major.