Generational prospect Cooper Flagg is thought to be down to three schools. We analyzed where Duke, UConn, and Kansas basketball stand in his recruitment.
Cooper Flagg is one of the most highly touted high school prospects in recent memory. He is considering three schools, but only two seem to be in the race. We analyzed each of his suitors, starting with Duke.
Duke is the frontrunner for Flagg. That’s what every recruiting analyst says, anyway. He’s called it his “dream school” on multiple occasions, and they were the first to host him on an unofficial visit. He will be on Duke’s campus again during Countdown to Craziness on Oct. 20.
Crystal balls have already been put in favor of Duke, which should not come as a surprise to anybody. Flagg grew up a Duke basketball fan and would be able to pick up some lucrative NIL deals there.
The Blue Devils roster usually has its fair share of turnover, so there should be no questions about where he fits in. Kyle Filipowski is expected to head to the NBA after this season, but Flagg could receive an opportunity to play with highly touted recruits Jared McCain, TJ Power, and Sean Stewart, who was also a star at Montverde Academy.
Make no mistake — beating Duke out for a top recruit is something very few schools can do. They will be considered the favorites to land him until a report suggests otherwise. If his recruitment was a done deal, though, he would have already pledged to the Blue Devils. It isn’t over just yet.