2019 forward Matthew Hurt is one of a handful of McDonald’s All-Americans that have not made their college decision. However, there is an end in sight for his recruitment.
Hurt will announce his college decision on April 19th, although he insists that he has not made a decision. Hurt is down to the Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels, and Kansas Jayhawks.
“My birthday is on April 20 so I’m gonna do it the day before,” Hurt told USA Today Sports. “I do not know where I’m going yet. The coaches have done a really good job of recruiting me; they haven’t been over the top with it, and I appreciate that. I can only pick one school, and I know that I’ll be happy with my decision in the end.”
Kansas was the early favorite for the Minnesota native, but both Kentucky and Duke have picked up momentum at different times. Currently, Duke leads his 247Sports crystal ball with 53% of the predictions to 42% for Kansas. Kentucky has only been predicted by one writer.
Evan Daniels logged his official prediction for Duke back in February, and while Daniels rarely misses on his prognostications, a lot can change between February and April.
Hurt averaged 37 points and 12 rebounds per game during his senior season. He is a consensus top ten prospect in every recruiting outlet, and he is one of the top players that has yet to sign with a school.
No matter lands hurt, this commitment will make a big splash. Check out some of his highlights below to see why.
Check out USA Today’s full report on his announcement here.