Duke basketball recruiting target Dylan Harper teased a possible commitment.
Things could be winding down in the recruiting process for Duke basketball target Dylan Harper.
Harper took to his Instagram page on Wednesday afternoon saying, “if you know how to make commitment edits swipe up.”
At the onset, the post is a little humorous considering the No. 1 player in the Class of 2024, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, is looking for someone to make an edit for him when where are so many social media pages, like Joe Tipton of On3, that do exactly that.
However, it could be singling the end of the road for the Don Bosco Prep (NJ) standout as he said earlier in the summer that he could announced his decision following the Nike EYBL Peach Jam, which wrapped up three weeks ago in South Carolina.
Harper trimmed his list of finalists down to five in January; Duke, Rutgers, Auburn, Indiana, and Kansas, but it has always seemed like a 2-team race between the Blue Devils and Scarlet Knights.
There is a significant relationship between Dylan Harper and his home state school after his brother, Ron Harper Jr., starred for Rutgers in his college career and many, including his family, have advocated for the 6-foot-5 guard to remain home for his college career.
The Crystal Ball Prediction on 247Sports that pegged Harper as a Blue Devil has been taken down and two FutureCasts on Rivals, that were both submitted since May, have the guard ending up at Rutgers.
Duke basketball still with plenty of recruiting options
Things have also been trending in the wrong direction for Duke in this recruiting race after Jon Scheyer has continued to express interest in many other 2024 prospects and the program’s pursuit of Cooper Flagg, a 2025 recruit who could reclassify into 2024, was a major red flag in its hopes of landing Dylan Harper.
The Blue Devils have two commitments in the Class of 2024 at the moment, 5-star forward Isaiah Evans and 4-star guard Darren Harris, while the program has also made the group of finalists for 4-star wing VJ Edgecombe, 4-star guard Tyler Betsey, 4-star guard Naas Cunningham, 4-star forward Patrick Ngongba II, and 5-star center Flory Bidunga.