D.J. Harvey Recaps Recent Recruiting

Five star wing D.J. Harvey has a number of high majors in pursuit at this early period of his recruitment. We caught up with Harvey to discuss that and his recent contact with associate head coach Jeff Capel which outlines Duke’s early pursuit. Get the latest here.

How’s the camp been so far?

D.J. Harvey: This camp is really good. All the speakers, and all the players here now there’s great competition here that’s pushed me especially with the last game. We had to fight back from a big deficit and we ended up winning by 7, so that was good. The competitive practices have been good.

June 15th has come and gone—who made an effort to reach out to you and your family?

Duke for starters. Also, I got an offer from Arizona State, Oklahoma, Pitt, Virginia, there was a lot, I had over 20 calls that day and I had 7 offers that day too. It was a great experience, I really enjoyed it.

Who did you hear from with the Duke staff?

Coach Capel. He called me early morning the next day. He tried to call me later on that night, but he talks with my dad too. I’ll be making that call back.

How do you feel about Duke as a program now that they have expressed interest?

I’ve always been a big fan of Duke, now that they have expressed interest more than they did before, I’m honored. 

Do programs that have given an offer at this point hold an advantage down the line over programs that maybe haven’t offered yet?

I’m always keeping my options open since I’m young, enjoying the process. All in all it’s very humbling.

What’s the visit plan look like for this summer or fall? Anything lined up or in the works?

Not right now, only plan I know of right now is the Arizona camp right after the LeBron Camp. 

Which programs are you hoping to visit in the future?

Duke, Kentucky and Kansas. They have expressed interest and once I get interest from them. Yeah, that’ll be good.

How do you see an offer from any of those programs or all of them affecting your recruiting process?

I’d definitely be honored because those are the top programs in the country. Getting an offer from them would definitely be a way to say my hard work has paid off. I really like them. Coach Calipari called my dad on the 15th. 

Who do you think has a had a really unique pitch so far in their communication to you and your family?

Arizona and Notre Dame because Coach Brey said Notre Dame has those DeMatha alums and Jerian Grant said that it’d be good for me to there which kinda caught my attention. Then Arizona has been there the whole time and I’ve always been, Arizona’s been on the top of my list the whole time and they have been talking to me pretty heavily. They are definitely up there but I wouldn’t say I have a favorite at this point, but they are definitely up there. 

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