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Posted On: 12/29/20 9:30 AM

Four star quarterback AJ DuffyAJDuffy6'1" | QBRancho Verde | 2022StateCA announced he is transferring from Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley) to the IMG Academy of Bradenton, Florida.

The hopes of a regular football season happening in California are becoming more slim with each update from Governor Gavin Newsom. Duffy, whose father Pete is the head coach at Rancho Verde, is plugged into the situation in California and decided it was best to get out of the state.

“It was a tough decision for sure but it’s what we all thought was the best thing for me, short term and long term,” Duffy told Greg Biggins of 247Sports. “If we were guaranteed to have a season this year, I would have stayed but just talking with my dad (Rancho Verde head coach Pete Duffy) and seeing where things are trending, it’s not looking good."

Duffy will enroll at IMG in February. He cited the NFL level facilities, training regimen and 24/7 attention as the main reasons for him choosing the Academy.

“Not being able to play for my dad my senior year will be tough and that was something we considered. We just felt like there was so much uncertainty going on. First our

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