Every week, BTPowerhouse’s Big Ten Morning Power Bar will detail what’s going on across the league on the recruiting trail.
The fall recruiting period has begun. A flurry of in-home visits from coaches and official college visits from players led to a slew of developments in the Big Ten recruiting landscape.
Let’s take a look at this week’s recruiting headlines.
Nebraska included in Nate Robert's final three
“I know they play a fast-paced game," Roberts told D1 Vision. "They need more versatile guys that are not just bound to play a position but flat out play hard. I know that my former teammate, Thomas Allen, loves it there. We have a great relationship outside of basketball, so he’s been telling me how things are going over at Lincoln.”
Roberts is the No. 46 forward in the class of 2018, according to 247 Sports.
Maryland hosting Moses Brown and Keldon Johnson
The Terps will have five-star 2018 prospects Moses Brown and Keldon Johnson this weekend on campus.
Brown, the No. 2 center in the class according to 247, seems to be deciding among Maryland, Louisville, and Kansas. Brown's only other visit was to Louisville on Sept. 1 and doesn't have any other visits in the works.
Johnson is the No. 2 shooting guard in the class. Maryland will be his fourth official visit as he went to Texas, N.C. State, and Kentucky the past three weeks. He doesn't have any other trips planned.
Coach Turgeon and his staff already have pledges from four-star forwards Jalen Smith and Aaron Wiggins. If they can find a way to scoop up Brown and/or Johnson, the Terrapins could have one of the most intriguing frontcourts entering the 2018-'19 season.
Multiple four-star prospects visiting Ohio State
The Buckeyes have had a spectacular week on the recruiting front.
Chris Holtmann had 2018 four-star point guard Andrew Nembhard on campus last weekend and gained commitments from Duane Washington and Jaedon Lee.
This weekend, Ohio State will host a slew of recruits: Darius Days, Michael Devoe, Justin Ahrens, and Eric Hunter.
Holtmann has a lot of momentum in recruiting at the moment. If he can land a couple of more recruits in the 2018 class, the Buckeyes could become a legitimate threat again in the Big Ten sooner than most anticipated.
Miller Kopp picks Northwestern
On Thursday afternoon, Wildcat fans received great news as 2018 four-star wing Miller Kopp committed to Northwestern.
Known for his shooting ability, Kopp is a grinder. He’s a very competitive player and plays hard on both ends of the floor.
“I built a really strong relationship with Chris Collins and I fell in love with the campus,” Kopp told Scout. “I knew it would be a nice campus and have that stuff, but I think me and him are wired the same way. I think that his personality fits mine and I think we complement each other. I’m definitely excited to be able to go to a program on the rise and be able to make some history.”
The 6-foot-6 Kopp chose the Wildcats over Butler, Texas A&M, and many other high-major programs.
Kopp joins the 2018 Northwestern recruiting class along with four-star power forward Peter Nance, Jordan Lathon and Ryan Young.