Five-star point guard Jeremy Roach became one of the first top 2020 recruits to commit, announcing Wednesday on Twitter he will join Duke next year.
Roach, a top-20 prospect from Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI, was also considering Villanova, Kentucky and North Carolina.
“I just felt like as soon as I went down there it was right for me,” Roach told 247Sports of his visit to Duke. “It was just a gut feeling in everybody’s stomach, even my sister, my brother, my dad and my mom. I went everywhere, I went to Kentucky and Villanova, I just didn’t feel the same way I did at Duke.”
Roach has played on the Nike EYBL circuit and has been a part of two gold-medal winning teams with USA Basketball, at the U-16 and U-17 levels. He missed his junior season due to a torn ACL.
His commitment is the first of the 2020 class for Duke, which has the No. 1 ranked recruiting class for 2019 per ESPN.