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Report: Duke football set to host Clemson transfer quarterback Chase Brice on official visit

<p>David Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils are nearing the start of spring practices.</p>

David Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils are nearing the start of spring practices.

With a new signal caller set to take over for Duke football next year, it seems like head coach David Cutcliffe is weighing all the options he can.

Quarterback Chase Brice, a transfer from Clemson, told The State Wednesday that he would take his first official visit to Duke this weekend as he starts the process of choosing a new home. The Georgia native announced after the national championship game Jan. 13 that he would be leaving Clemson to compete elsewhere over his two remaining years of eligibility. As an expected graduate transfer, Brice is eligible to play in 2020.

Coming out of high school, Brice was rated as a four-star recruit by ESPN and ranked as the No. 15 pocket passer in the class of 2017. The Grayson High School product spent the last two seasons as the backup to Trevor Lawrence but was able to see the field occasionally, throwing for 1,023 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions over his two years at Clemson.

If he were to commit, Brice would be expected to compete with a redshirt sophomore Gunnar Holmberg and redshirt junior Chris Katrenick for the starting job next fall after Quentin Harris' upcoming departure.