Chase Jeter visiting officially this week

The Tar Heels aren't the only guests making the trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium this weekend. Duke will also welcome five star 2015 post Chase Jeter to Durham as the Nevada prospect takes a very early official visit.

Fresh off winning the Nevada state championship last Friday, Reno (Nev.) Bishop Gorman standout Chase Jeter is making a cross-country trip to Durham, NC for a very early official visit to Duke. The Blue Devils offered Jeter back in November of 2013 and have continued to make the 6-foot-10 big forward a priority.

"I've kind of sped up my [recruiting] process a little bit," said Jeter. "A lot of guys wait until the summer or their senior year, but I decided to move things up. I may actually take a couple more visits before the summer."

Currently Jeter's list includes Duke, North Carolina, Michigan, UCLA, Oregon, USC, and Arizona. The Blue Devils, however, have made a very strong push with eyes on getting an early jump in 2015 at a position of need. Accordingly, Jeter is in frequent contact with head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

"It is always an honor to hear from Coach K," noted Jeter. "We have great conversations on the phone. It is interesting because we don't just talk about basketball, we talk about life and the stuff that goes on in our lives."

With Duke likely to lose star prospect Jahlil Okafor after one season, there will almost assuredly be a fair amount of playing time available at Duke beginning in the summer of 2015. In just a few short weeks, the Blue Devils will be able to make their official pitch with Jeter able to weigh the lifestyle, style of play, and other options.

"I feel like I can find my niche in any program," said Jeter. "I run the floor well so I might be the best with a team that runs, but overall I think I can find a role in any program."

Duke was in the stands to witness Jeter score 21 points and grab 20 rebounds (11 offensive) to help Bishop Gorman to a 13 point victory in the state championship game. Despite the big performance, Jeter says there's more to do for himself as a player and for his team.

"We have so much more room to grow and get better," he told the Las Vegas Sun. "What the future has in store is going to be excellent."

It was Jeter's third straight state championship as his team finished the year with a 30-3 overall record.

Off the court Jeter, the son of a teacher and a sheriff, maintains a 3.85 grade point average.

As he begins his tour of visits, Jeter says he has a criteria on which he will judge the various programs and their presentations.

"I'd like to go to a program where I'll be able to play right away and that's not to be confused with the fact that I'm going to make sure that I put in the work. I just want to be able to go to a place where I could play right away, but I'm still going to be continuing to put in the work. I also want to go to a program where I could play a big role in the offense and I think definitely also having a good relationship with not just the head coach, but also the assistant coaches as well, that's important to me as well."


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