Another visit could be looming for Duke basketball recruiting target Dylan Harper.
The recruitment of Dylan Harper is one of the best dramas on the circuit in college basketball and it seems like the chances of the Duke basketball program have all but evaporated.
Just weeks ago many believed the race to be between two teams, Duke and Rutgers, with the Scarlet Knights in the lead.
Then, college basketball insider Trilly Donovan hinted that while the Blue Devils might not be in the picture anymore, another program was picking up steam to try and get a visit late in the process and it was Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks.
Now, another team is trying to enter the mix and it’s the Auburn Tigers.
“It sounds increasingly likely that [Kansas] will get a fall visit,” Donovan said in a recent blog post. “Auburn is also expected to get a visit, per source.”
Rutgers, Kansas, Auburn, Duke, and Indiana were the schools that made up the Top-5 finalists for the New Jersey native as the latter two programs, who seem out of the race, already got official visits from the 5-star guard last fall.
Harper ranks as the No. 2 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings after the reclassification of Cooper Flagg into the 2024 class.
Duke basketball not completely out on Dylan Harper
“Rutgers is still considered the favorite to land the five-star guard. They reportedly have renewed confidence after Harper’s appearance on campus and would prefer to be the last visit he takes,” Trilly Donovan added.
Despite his numerous visits to Rutgers’ campus, including this week for the school’s first football game of the season, he has not been on an official visit.
“Auburn, Duke, and Kansas are still very much in the picture at this point. Multiple sources indicated a decision may not come until the spring because Harper and his camp want to watch Rutgers’ new style of play.”
Duke still has two players, Isaiah Evans and Darren Harris, committed in the Class of 2024 while the main priority for head coach Jon Scheyer is still Cooper Flagg but it’s reassuring that the Blue Devils are still involved for Dylan Harper, however much or little that may be.