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Duke Recruiting: Caleb Foster Hasn’t Ruled Out Reclassifying

Interesting comments from the future Blue Devil

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Montverde’s Malik Reneau looks to score on Oak Hill’s Caleb Foster. Montverde Academy faced Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy in the quarterfinals of the GEICO Nationals, held at FSW in Fort Myers, Florida, Thursday April 1, 2021.
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Caleb Foster (2023), as you probably know, has already committed to Duke.

He’s a gifted point guard from the Charlotte area who was heavily pursued but who said it had been his dream to play for the Blue Devils.

He’s been good but now he’s raising his game.

Partly this is because Duke commits, and especially point guards, get extra attention from rivals.

Why?

It’s partly possibly jealousy - that guy got a Duke offer, I’ll show him! It may also be a desire to measure yourself against someone who is now headed to Duke, and perhaps it’s also a chance to prove that you’re good enough to get a scholarship at that level too.

Whatever it is in any individual case, Foster has been getting his share of it. But he’s handling it well and showing that he is indeed elite.

He lit up Oregon commit Dior Johnson for 20 points and 11 assists and followed that up with a scorching performance against Hargrave, where he racked up 37 points.

What’s the common theme here?

It may sound trivial but it’s not: they’re older kids.

Guys his age are still physically maturing. Their bones are still fusing, muscles come later and that leaves mental maturation out of it too. So to dominate guys who are a year or two older is a big deal.

And this may be too: Foster says for the first time that we know of that he might consider reclassifying.

So stay tuned for that decision.

And then there’s this too: Jared McCain tweeted out that Duke has offered.

McCain, a 6-2 scorer from California, is also 2023.

At least currently.