Northwestern target and class of 2017 forward Savion Flagg has committed to Texas A&M, the Alvin, Texas product tweeted out Wednesday night.
Flagg, a highly-rated four star, had received offers from Power 5 programs across the nation, including Northwestern, and the Wildcats were thought to have a solid chance at securing the services of 247 Sports’ 67th best player in the class. A hyper-athletic 6-foot-6, 190-pound prospect, Flagg held 16 offers, per 247.
Where does Chris Collins go from here?
Per 247’s list, there are four uncommitted 2017 prospects holding a Northwestern offer, and Justin Smith can be ruled out of that group after Northwestern missed out on one of his earliest cutdowns.
That leaves guard Nojel Eastern, one of the nation’s top players and a Team USA junior team member, guard Anthony Gaines and forward Jordan Nwora as the three prospects. We analyzed the latter two, along with Flagg, a few weeks ago. Gaines, who will be visiting campus in the coming weeks, is of paramount importance. A three-star guard, Gaines is an impressive athlete and has an offer sheet that includes several Power 5 programs as well as many high mid-majors. The Wildcats will hope to make a good impression on Gaines and hopefully secure his commitment sooner rather than later. Nwora, meanwhile, is a little bit more highly-regarded and has an impressive list of potential suitors, too. Collins will likely turn his focus to these two young men, making Gaines an absolute priority, while also hoping to remain in the race for Eastern, who plays his high school ball at nearby Evanston Township.