"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 end zone.
"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 elsewhere.