Coach K got another one. Less than ten days after Duke landed five-star guard DJ Steward, the Blue Devils have landed another prized recruit. This time, it's four-star forward Henry Coleman.
On Friday, Coleman announced that he was committing to Duke. The Blue Devils beat out NC State, Ohio State, Michigan, and Virginia Tech to get his verbal commitment.
247Sports rates Henry Coleman as the No. 40 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 7 power forward in the nation, and the No. 4 prospect from the state of Virginia.
110% committed!! GO BLUE DEVILS
In an interview with 247Sports, Coleman cited the connection he felt with Coach K. He felt that the long-term plan and the brotherhood in the program was something he wanted.
“I picked them because Coach K really connected with me... When he was talking to me he was saying that this isn’t a one or two or three year plan but a 40-year plan. It’s truly a brotherhood and something that I really embody.”
Coleman also revealed that when Coach K met with him, he explained exactly how he'd be used in the system. He ultimately felt that he knew Duke felt like home as soon as he stepped on campus.
“He was describing my game and the guys that I play like and how much I show myself in their system... Then just a culmination of the whole weekend. He told me the week before I came that as soon as I step on campus I would know that this was home and I truly believe that as soon as I stepped on campus it was home. I felt that and I went with my heart.”
With the addition of Coleman, the Blue Devils now have the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation per 247Sports. The four recruits they've landed so far are behind only Wisconsin for the most in the country.
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