Are we heading for a battle between UNC and Duke for this prized recruit?

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Hubert Davis and Jon Scheyer are heading for a big recruiting battle here as we get set for the Fall and Winter months. And both are hoping to land four-star forward T.J. Power for their 2023 recruiting classes.

The Massachusetts product recently cut his list of 23 offers down to five finalists, naming UNC, Duke, Iowa, Boston College and Virginia as the teams he’s focusing on in his recruitment. But who has the lead in this race?

247Sports national recruiting analyst Eric Bossi was asked about Power’s recruitment in his latest mailbag and he hinted that this could be a Blue Blood battle on Tobacco Road:

I wouldn’t totally rule out one of BC, Iowa or UVA landing Power, but if I were headed to Vegas, I would likely pick either Duke or North Carolina here and from the outside looking in both Hubert Davis and Jon Scheyer have plenty to sell.

But there’s potentially more good news for UNC fans.  In that same article, Bossi says that the Tar Heels may have the slight edge in this recruitment.

Power has become a very important recruiting target for Davis and his staff with just Simeon Wilcher signed in the 2023 class. The Tar Heels need to add another prospect, especially after losing G.G. Jackson. And landing a player like Power in the post would be a big boost to the class.

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