After the Blue Devil coaching staff left the Seattle area bound for Los Angeles and a September 10th visit with Jamal Boykin, the Brockman family prepared for their Friday visit with UCLA, followed by Washington's visit on the 13th. So what made the Duke visit more formal than the rest?
"I had known the UCLA and Washington staffs a little longer and have had conversations with them, so I knew how they saw me. Duke's visit was good because I got a lot of information I needed from them."
And while the nation's No. 15 prospect got over two hours worth of a presentation, he' also looking forward to getting a weekend's worth beginning this Thursday when he heads to Durham for an official visit.
"The plan is to head to Duke on Thursday and to stay until the weekend. The coaches are excited because they have a lot to show me, but there is also going to be plenty of time for me to hang out and get to know the team. I'm sure I'll get the full Duke experience. I'm just excited to get down there to learn more about Duke and get to know the guys better."
The first step in that process will be learning which current member of the team will be playing host to Brockman on the trip. Given the current make up of the Duke roster, the responsibility could be split among the junior and freshman class.
"They haven't told me who I'll be staying with yet, but they are going to call on Wednesday to finalize all the details."
As has become status quo with the big guy, the three finalists remain on common ground heading into what appears to be the last step of his recruiting process.
"They're all pretty equal in my mind at this point. Nothing's really changed after the in-homes."