A big recruiting weekend gets even bigger

If the weekend of October 25th wasn't already big enough in Durham, the addition of another five star player making his official visit just bumped up the excitement level of the first exhibition game.

After making official visits to Texas A&M, Florida, and now UCLA, five star wing Justise Winslow has scheduled his trip to Duke. Sources confirmed with TDD that the Houston area prospect will be on campus beginning October 25th.

Winslow, who has reduced his list to a final eight schools including Stanford, UCLA, Arizona, Kansas, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Florida and Duke, will be joining fellow five star prospects Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones in Durham that weekend.

And while Jones and Okafor have publicly proclaimed they will be playing together in college and that a decision will be made during the early signing period, Winslow has been cautious against committing to either a package deal or signing in November.

"Hopefully in the fall or winter season or in November or December I'll know where I want to go," he told Scout.com recently.

And on the idea of joining a class with Okafor and Jones?

"We've talked about it, but we haven't talked about when we're going to decide or how we're going to do anything. The thing with Tyus and Jahlil is that they are pretty set on going to school together, and I've talked with them about it but I have to do what's best for me and they each have to do what's best for them, so if we decide to go play together it would be great, but we have to do what's best for each other and our families."

The visit to Durham will be one of many. He visited unofficially in March and then again over the summer. Both visits allowed him to spend time with the coaches and players in an effort to develop a level of comfort with the Duke program.

"The coaching staff really wanted me to get to know some of the guys better with the players and with Coach Scheyer since he's new there and that was pretty much why they asked me to come, but really it was just Coach K wanting me to get to know the coaching staff and the guys better because that's something that's really important, is the relationships you have with the players before you even get to the school."

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