Duke basketball commit shuts down decommitment chatter

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No, Caleb Foster isn’t backing out of his Duke basketball commitment.

Earlier this week, rumors were swirling about one or more Duke basketball recruiting prizes contemplating a decommitment from the Blue Devils due to Nolan Smith’s departure from Durham to become an assistant at Louisville.

Since then, multiple Blue Devil commits have dispelled such talk in one way or another. One of those prospects, Oak Hill (Va.) five-star point guard Caleb Foster, did so via pro-Duke posts on social media and then with the following words to Rivals recruiting insider Rob Cassidy on Friday night:

“Those rumors were probably just because Nolan recruited me, but I’m sure I’m 100-percent committed to Duke. I’m just looking forward to getting there.”

But Foster, who ranks No. 12 overall on the 247Sports 2023 Composite, isn’t sure when he will arrive.

Duke basketball pledge addressing real reclass chatter

Caleb Foster has noted for months now that a move to 2022 is an option.

After shining on the court in front of Duke head coach Jon Scheyer at an EYBL event in Orlando, Foster explained to Rob Cassidy that his reclass decision is now close at hand. The 6-foot-5 smooth playmaker plans to weigh the pros and cons — once and for all — with his family and Scheyer:

“We’re all going to get together and talk and decide really soon. We’re just finding time to shut down and talk about it before we decide.”

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The Blue Devils currently enjoy the nation’s No. 1 class on the 2022 and 2023 recruiting trails. Therefore, no matter what Caleb Foster decides, he’s sure to be a member of a stacked Duke collection.

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