Update: According to Louie Vaccher of Wildcat Report, Ayo Dosunmu will no longer be taking an unofficial visit to Northwestern on Tuesday. Tweet:
UPDATE: Ayo just now told me that he will NOT be visiting #Northwestern tomorrow, after all.— Louie Vaccher (@WildcatReport) June 26, 2017
Point guard Ayo Dosunmu and power forward Pete Nance, both four-star recruits and projected top 40 players in the nation, are making their visits to Northwestern on Tuesday. Both players are interested in Northwestern, despite heavy competition from other Big Ten schools.
Dosunmu, the 29th-best player in the country per Rivals.com, visited Illinois last week and has been interested in Northwestern for a while. He is from the Chicago area, but he also just picked up an offer from Bill Self and Kansas. His visit will be unofficial.
As for Pete Nance, the brother of current Los Angeles Laker Larry Nance Jr., Northwestern has also been on his list since the beginning. The Wildcats made Nance’s top three, along with Michigan and Ohio State. With the departure of Thad Matta throwing Ohio State’s recruiting into some disarray, this could be a big opportunity for Northwestern to land the four-star recruit. His visit will be an official one.
Obviously, it’s very important for Collins to continue building a steady pipeline of players, and landing Nance or Dosunmu would show a big step forward in Northwestern’s recruiting power, especially since the school is going head-to-head with Illinois, Michigan and Ohio State.
Northwestern also had two recruits, Jordan Lathon and Talen Horton-Tucker, visit the school last week. Horton-Tucker, a forward from Simeon in Chicago, also has offers from Illinois and Ohio State. Lathon, of course, became Collins’ first commit of the 2018 class.
Lathon plays point guard like Dosunmu, and the former’s commitment would seem to reduce Northwestern’s chances at landing the Morgan Park High School star. But who knows? Maybe Dosunmu, who’s listed as a combo guard by 247 Sports, will be interested in playing alongside Lathon. Nance seems like the more likely commit, however.