Duke lands Moore, No. 3 small forward for 2019

Duke has landed the third-ranked small forward in the 2019 recruiting class, the Blue Devils’ first scholarship signee in next year’s crop.

Wendell Moore, a 6-foot-6 wing player from Cox Mill High School, about two hours from the Duke campus, chose the Blue Devils over North Carolina, Wake Forest and North Carolina State.

He told ESPN on Tuesday that Duke was his final visit, Sept. 22, and he never officially visited the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, N.C.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to go to Duke, but just being on the official visit kind of put me over the top,” Moore said.

Moore, ranked by ESPN as the No. 3 small forward in 2019, said he plans to shift quickly from recruited to recruiter as Duke angles to lure several top remaining players for which they are in the running.

On the heels of being named the top recruiting class three consecutive seasons, the Blue Devils are still in the running for multiple top-10 recruits in the ’19 class, per ESPN: Vernon Carey Jr. (No. 3), Isaiah Stewart (No. 4) and Matthew Hurt (No. 6).