Earlier this week, the Northwestern Wildcats got some exciting news as 2018 prospect Pete Nance opted to commit to the program. This was another huge pickup for a surging Wildcat team under Chris Collins.
Excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Northwestern University. #PoundTheRock #B1GCats pic.twitter.com/HixVPx8Nn3— Pete Nance (@peteln22) June 29, 2017
Nance comes out of Richfield, Ohio and is rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 2 player in the state by 247Sports. He is listed at 6-foot-8 and 180 pounds and projects to play on the wing or as a stretch four at the college level.
Along with Northwestern, Nance had attention from a plethora of other major programs. He had offers from Clemson, Dayton, Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee, and West Virginia among others. Many had Nance pegged to the Wolverines, but, obviously, those predictions were incorrect.
With Nance in the fold, Northwestern now has two four-star commitments in its 2018 recruiting class. A pretty incredible thing to say considering the history of Northwestern basketball. The class is currently ranked No. 11 nationally. Of course, that will change in the coming months, but that’s a great start for the Wildcats.
Collins will now have two more scholarships to use for the 2018 recruiting class. As such, expect at least one or two more commitments before the 2018 class arrives on campus. That will certainly be exciting news for the program, given how well Collins has been recruiting lately.
At this point, there’s little debating that Collins has things rolling in Evanston. The only question will be whether he can keep this momentum going through next season and beyond. Nance’s commitment is good sign that Collins can keep things going.