Per Corey Evans of Rivals.com, Top-50 Guard and Top Providence Friar target David Duke, is no longer going to go through with his scheduled official visit to Villanova this weekend and will instead officially visit Providence.
David Duke, a top-50 2018 guard, will not longer visit Villanova this weekend & instead officially visit Providence https://t.co/oEQ4BIZcil
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) October 4, 2017
A couple of things to note for this huge news.
With the recent commitments of guards Noah Locke and Andrew Nembhard to Florida this week, that takes them out of the running for Duke. With Duke cancelling his official visit to Villanova this weekend and instead taking an official to Providence, I would say that speaks volumes for PC over Nova (p.s. suck it Nova).
Another nice little wrinkle to the story here is that 2019 super stud recruit Armando Bacot will be unofficially visiting PC this weekend as well.
Huge recruiting weekend for Ed Cooley coming up:
Not only is 2018 G David Duke visiting, but Providence will host 2019 5-star big man Armando Bacot.
— Undercover Friar (@UndercoverFriar) October 4, 2017
If Duke decides to commit to Ed Cooley and the Friars in person, much like A.J. Reeves, I think seeing that firsthand could speak volumes about the program and the culture here to Bacot. It is a close knit group of guys and coaches that have cultivated a culture that emphasizes family and winning.
Expect the entire Providence campus community to welcome him on his official. https://t.co/K52SEs9id1
— Steve Hartnett (@stevehartnett92) October 4, 2017
I couldn’t agree more that everyone on the PC campus should give Duke the warmest welcome possible to get that dude to stay in Providence for good. I’m hoping for something like the Darnell Jefferson welcome train in The Program…
https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/embed/a793f338-6753-47dc-8be0-1560ae6ee518?autoplay=falseI am very much looking forward to how this weekend visit will go and hopefull by the end of it, Ed Cooley and the Providence Friars will have another Top-50 recurit to add to their 2018 class in David Duke.