Vernon Carey Jr is a five-star center from Florida and is ranked as one of the top recruits in the nation. However, it would leave the program in a precarious position as they open next year against Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic in Atlanta and also host Notre Dame in the nonconference slate in 2019.
Carey is the son of former Miami Dolphins lineman Vernon Carey. Michigan State, which went down to the wire with Duke for Carey, is the perceived favorite in the 247Sports Crystal Ball. These three visits are in addition to a number of trips from Michigan State coaches to his home and to watch him play throughout the year, in a recruiting process led by Tom Izzo and Dane Fife.
Duke is going bowling for the sixth time in the last seven season, and this year the Blue Devils will be spending the holiday season in balmy Shreveport, Louisiana.
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