Homecoming isn’t the only thing happening at Duke this weekend. Kyrie Irving, consensus top-10 recruit in the class of 2010, will be on campus for his official visit this weekend. Since our last update about Irving, the chips have fallen tremendously in Duke’s favor. Indiana, long perceived as Duke’s main competitor for Irving’s services, was abruptly removed from Irving’s list last Friday.
Duke has the advantage of hosting Irving for his first official visit. His father, Drederick, has stated that Kyrie could possibly commit on the spot at one of his official visits if he feels extremely comfortable. In the same vein, Irving was quoted saying after his in-home visit with the Duke coaching staff on September 9th that if, on his official visit, he feels “comfortable that it’s the right school, [he’ll] commit.”
Irving will be on campus Friday and Saturday. He will be on the field at the football game versus NC Central when the basketball team is honored for their 2009 ACC Championship. Fellow Duke students, make Kyrie feel welcome if you see him this weekend!
Eight years ago, New Jersey native Jason Williams led Duke to its third national championship. Nearly a decade before that, Jersey-born Bobby Hurley helped Duke win back-to-back championships. Is it a coincidence that Kyrie Irving hails from the Garden State as well?