A helping factor in this swing is the fact that Duke is already favored to land two other highly touted big men in Armando Bacot and Isaiah Stewart. Adding another in Carey would be highly unlikely.
Trigonis 2019 Top 20 (post-July) 1. Cole Anthony 2. Vernon Carey 3. James Wiseman 4. Isaiah Stewart 5. Jaden McDaniels 6. Precious Achiuwa 7. Matthew Hurt 8. Tyrese Maxey 9. Cassius Stanley 10. Scottie Lewis 11. Armando Bacot 12. Kahlil Whitney 13. Isaiah Mobley 14. Bryan Antoine— Dinos Trigonis (@trigonis30) August 4, 2018
That leaves Kentucky and Miami, but Carey's past may indicate the Hurricanes have an advantage; his father was a legend at the school. Will Vernon Jr. want to carry on his dad's legacy down in Florida?
While nothing is set in stone, this recruitment is certainly one everybody will be keeping their eyes on. Let the better school win.