Duke basketball recruiting: Caleb Foster reclass talk heating up

Duke basketball recruiting pledge Caleb Foster (USA Today)
Duke basketball recruiting pledge Caleb Foster (USA Today) /

A Duke basketball pledge is speaking more and more about a reclass.

At some point after the GEICO Nationals at the end of March, Duke basketball recruiting prize Caleb Foster is likely to announce whether he’ll stay put in the 2023 class or move up a grade to join the already-loaded 2022 Blue Devil haul.

In other words, the potential flurry of recruiting news on the horizon for Duke head coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer could also include this impactful move. Here’s what Foster, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound five-star point guard out of Oak Hill (Va.) who ranks No. 12 overall on the 247Sports 2023 Composite, said to Pro Insight this week about that decision:

“Yep, [a reclass] is definitely an option that Coach Scheyer and I have talked about, but I haven’t made a final decision yet…That will come after GEICO, most likely, whether I want to go or stay…It’s all about how I feel — if I feel like I’m ready or not. But yeah, that’s pretty much it. It’s really all up to me.”

Foster continued, talking about his readiness for college ball:

“I definitely feel like I still have a little ways to go. But if I need to, I can get there…If I decide to stay, I’ll definitely be proving why I feel like I’m the best point guard and player in the class.”

The six 2022 Duke basketball prizes to date

The Duke Blue Devils boast the No. 1 classes, per 247Sports, on the 2022 and 2023 recruiting trails.

Of course, if Caleb Foster reclassifies, the 2023 collection would, in turn, take a hit. Outside of Foster, Windermere (Fla.) four-star power forward Sean Stewart is Duke’s only other pledge among high school juniors.

As for 2022, well, Duke has the top spot locked up regardless of where Foster ends up.

That heralded bunch consists of six talents, including four of the five-star variety in small forward Dariq Whitehead, small forward Mark Mitchell, power forward Kyle Filipowski, and center Dereck Lively II. The other two are four-star shooting guard Jaden Schutt and three-star center Christian Reeves.

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