Duke basketball: Dylan Harper has no timeline for a commitment

Duke basketball recruiting target Dylan Harper
Duke basketball recruiting target Dylan Harper /

Duke basketball target Dylan Harper has no idea when he will announce his commitment. 

The recruiting saga of Duke basketball prospect Dylan Harper might not have an ending anytime soon for his five finalists.

The 5-star recruit, ranked No. 2 in the Class of 2024 by the 247Sports Composite rankings, told Krysten Peek of Yahoo Sports at the USA Basketball National Junior Team Minicamp that he “really doesn’t know” of a decision timeframe.

Harper teased a potential commitment at the end of the summer but more rumors began to circulate that some of his suitors, like Auburn and Kansas, were trying to make a late push for him to take an official visit.

Rutgers still appears to be the favorite to land the services of the New Jersey native but Duke and Indiana, along with the Tigers and Jayhawks, remain in the race.

“Right now, I’m focused on the high school season,” Harper continued as he looks to lead Don Bosco Prep to a state championship before he heads off to college.

“When it clicks for me and watching college basketball and seeing everything, once I truly know my decision I will know what’s right.”

The 6-foot-5 guard has only taken official visits to Duke and Indiana but after countless unofficial visits to Rutgers he will finally be taking an official visit to Piscataway this weekend alongside fellow 5-star commit of the Scarlet Knights Ace Bailey.

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“With Duke, [Jon] Scheyer emphasizes everything but what really stood out was the brotherhood that they have,” Harper told 247Sports this weekend.

“It’s not just on the court but off the court and how they treat each other one-through-fifteen plus the coaching staff.”

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It certainly feels like Duke, after being considered as the early favorites to land Dylan Harper, is on the outside of this recruitment after landing 5-star prospects Isaiah Evans and Kon Knueppel to its recruiting class alongside 4-star wing Darren Harris.

The Blue Devils have also gone all-in on Cooper Flagg, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2024, who has trimmed his finalists to Duke and UConn.

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In theory, a decision from Dylan Harper could come as soon as this weekend after his official visit to Rutgers or it could be “from after Christmas, to after the season, or right before signing day in May.”

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