If anything could change Surgan's mind it was hoped
that an in-home visit from Coach Meyer and an offer of
a scholarship could do it.
"I spoke with Coach Meyer last Monday," the 6-4,
220-pound All-State kicker said. "They offered me a
scholarship on Wednesday, just before I left for my
visit to Duke. I told them that I would consider their
offer but that it would be based on my trip to Duke"
Surgan had captured the Blue Devils interest with his
strong leg as a junior at American Heritage High
School where he split the uprights on eight of his 10
field goal attempts. This past season, Surgan
transferred to Aquinas where he hit 15 of 18 and sent
90 per cent of his kickoffs through the back of the
"Upon my return from Duke I spoke with Coach (Doc)
Holliday and told him that I was done," Surgan said.
"I enjoyed my visit to Duke. It is what I'm looking
for, so I'm finished."
Just as Joe Surgan did when he received no interest
from Florida, now the Gators must turn their attention