One of Georgia Tech basketball’s top 2017 targets may become a Blue Devil with a recent offer from Duke and a visit on Wednesday.
Georgia Tech’s chances at landing Jordan Tucker were never that high, to begin with. But there was always the of chances that they could land him. The odds became slimmer this week with the Duke Blue Devils offering Tucker. The four-star New York native also visited the Blue Devils on Wednesday.
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After missing out on five-star Kevin Knox this past weekend, Duke’s coaching staff turned their full attention to Tucker. The offer from Duke came just one day after Knox’s commitment to Kentucky and his visit just five days after. Now, it seems as though Tucker’s chances of committing to Duke is pretty high. Ultimately sealing the fates of Georgia Tech and Syracuse.
For Georgia Tech and Syracuse, it is a punch to the gut. Originally, an Indiana favorite, both programs would have rather seen Tucker land in the Big Ten rather than have to face him in ACC play. For the Jackets, not getting Tucker is not the end of the world. While it would’ve strengthened a pretty solid recruiting class, the Jackets will be able to promise more playing time now for some bigger 2018 recruits.
With the Jackets most likely missing out on Tucker and it appearing five-star M.J Walker is headed towards Virginia Tech, the Jackets 2017 recruiting class appears to be finished. While it’s not the strongest class it could have been, it is by no means a bad class. Overall, Tucker and Walker just show that for Georgia Tech the success on and off the court won’t come overnight but the program is headed in the right direction.