UNC Recruiting: Five-star power forward will visit Duke and North Carolina

Five-star prospect will visit Duke, North Carolina in same weekend

The storied rivalry between Duke and North Carolina is known for many things, one of those being the schools’ close proximity to each other.

Class of 2019 prospect Matthew Hurt will take full advantage of that proximity this weekend when he visits both campuses in a 24-hour time span.

Hurt, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound power forward out of John Marshall Senior in Rochester, Minnesota, will begin his weekend in Durham with the Blue Devils. After attending Countdown to Craziness on Friday night, Hurt will make the short drive to Chapel Hill to spend the day with the Tar Heels.

Upon his return home, Hurt is scheduled to meet with Kansas head coach Bill Self. According to Scout’s Evan Daniels, Hurt is also set to take an unofficial visit to Kansas on November 17th when the Jayhawks play South Dakota State at Allen Fieldhouse.

North Carolina has been recruiting Hurt for some time now, and was one of the first schools to offer him a scholarship in 2016. Roy Williams and his staff have taken multiple trips over the last year to speak with Hurt and watch him play.

Hurt is the No. 5 prospect in the class of 2019 according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s the No. 3 power forward in the class and the top player in the state of Minnesota.

He currently holds scholarship offers from nearly 20 schools, including some of the biggest names in college basketball. Arizona, Duke, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin and Xavier are just a few of the schools hoping to acquire the elite big man.

Stick with Keeping It Heel for future updates on Hurt’s recruitment, as well as the rest of the class of 2019.