The Duke basketball program has finally handed out a long overdue offer.
It has felt like a long time coming but the Duke basketball program has finally extended an offer to Don Bosco Prep (NJ) guard Dylan Harper.
Harper has been on the Blue Devils’ radar for a while and each time he spoke about the historic program it felt like he was already holding an offer despite still seeking the coveted scholarship from Jon Scheyer.
The month of August for the 6-foot-4 guard started off perfectly when he got the call from Scheyer and immediately took to Twitter.
Harper is ranked as the No. 27 player in the Class of 2024, No. 2 combo guard, and the No. 1 player in the state of New Jersey, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
“When I got [the Duke offer], I was happy,” Harper told Joe Tipton on On3.
“(Jon Scheyer) FaceTimed me and everything. It was a dream come true. Every kid dreams of getting an offer from a school like Duke…So when I got it, I was just happy, really.”
Harper had previously stated that Texas Tech, Rutgers, Indiana, and Duke had been recruiting him the hardest as he is the younger brother of former Rutgers superstar Ron Harper Jr.
“(Duke) is a great program. A lot of Jersey people go there and you see they’re all in the League now. It would be a blessing if I could do the same thing,” the prospect concluded.
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Dylan Harper told On3 during Peach Jam that he and Naas Cunningham have been thinking about playing together in college.
Cunningham, a former Gil St. Bernard’s (NJ) standout, opted to leave the high school game and play the rest of his career at Overtime Elite while foregoing the salary the program presents and keeping his college eligibility in tact.
Both players now hold offers from the Blue Devils and Cunningham is ranked as the top player in the Class of 2024, according to 247Sports.
Duke currently has the top ranked recruiting classes in 2022 and 2023 but the program has yet to secure a commitment from a recruit in the Class of 2024.