Jeter recaps Duke visit

Junior big man Chase Jeter took his first official visit this past weekend to Duke. The talented prospect out of Nevada recapped the trip with Scout.com.

Chase Jeter, a five-star center out of Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, took his first official visit to Duke this past weekend. According to Jeter, the Blue Devils rolled out the red carpet for his trip to Durham (N.C.).

"It was awesome," Jeter said about his visit. "I took a red eye flight and we got there pretty early, 9:30 I'd say. We went back to the hotel and rested a little bit. We went to lunch at Cameron Indoor at a place called Legacy room.

"We sat and talked to coach K and the rest of the staff," he added. "Then after that we watched practice. From there we went back to the hotel and we rested for a little bit more and we went to dinner at a place called University Tower. That's where most of the players have the training meal."

On day two of his official visit, Jeter took in the game day experience and hung out with other recruits in town.

"The next day was a pretty busy day," Jeter said. "I got to check out the campus a little bit more. I stopped by the bookstore. Justise [Winslow] and Jahlil [Okafor] were there and we got to hang out. We walked around K-Ville and talked to the Crazies a little bit and we were kind of just hanging out until the game."

Jeter said the game itself lived up to expectations. He even spent some time in the Duke student section after they chanted his name.

"The game was awesome," Jeter said. "In the second half the Cameron Crazies called me and Luke Kennard over into the student section. That was pretty awesome."

"First off they did a chant," he added. "They said ‘Chase Jeter come to Duke, Chase Jeter come to Duke.' At the next timeout they were pointing at one spot for me come over. I didn't want to go by myself so I told Luke to come with me and then he did. From there Myles [Turner] came."

During the visit, Jeter spent quite a bit of time with Mike Krzyzewski.

"He's a great guy," Jeter said. "He's well spoken. He's legendary and a great public speaker. He's a really cool guy and we got to talk a lot about life and not just about the recruiting process."

"We talked about what it would be like for me at Duke and how he envisioned me there and how he really wanted to coach me," he added. "I was really excited about the entire thing. It was great. We got a lot of one-on-one time with him, me and my parents."

Duke seemed to make a lasting impression on Jeter, Scout.com's No. 18 recruit in the 2015 class.

"I really loved it," Jeter said. "I loved everything about it. It gave me a good look at a place that I could really see myself playing at. Also I still have a lot of time still to make my decision and I'd like to take a few more visits, but honestly it kind of confused me as far as when I'll commit and when I'll make my college decision because I really loved that place. Other schools are going to have to show me what they have to offer because I really love Duke."

When asked if Duke was the current leader, Jeter said, "Yeah, I'd say so, yeah."

To go with interest from Duke, Jeter said Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, UNLV, Kansas, North Carolina, Connecticut, Louisville, USC and Michigan are also involved in his recruitment. Jeter took an unofficial visit to Arizona the weekend of March 1st.

"That was great," he said. "I'd never been on an official, but I'd say they made it similar to an official. Obviously we couldn't do anything off campus with the coaches. It was a good visit."

"It's another school that I could see myself playing at," he said. "It's close to home. Coach [Sean] Miller is a great coach. They have a great fan base as well."

Jeter said he hopes to take other official visits, but hasn't set any dates.

"Nothing is set in stone," Jeter said. "I'll just have to see how my timetable works and when I should take those visits."

Originally, Jeter had planned on making his college decision in the fall, but that may change.

"I'd say when it feels right," he responded when asked about when he will decide. "Before I wanted to do it in the fall, but there's a possibility that I might commit earlier. It all just depends on how I'm feeling and when I feel the time is right. I'll know when it is."


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