Some big basketball recruiting news: four-star wing Miller Kopp has committed to Northwestern, he announced on Twitter.
Proud to announce my commitment to Northwestern University!! #PoundTheRock #B1GCats pic.twitter.com/ApbgcMxiIA— Miller Kopp (@Miller_Kopp) September 21, 2017
The Northwestern coaching staff recently had an in-home visit with Kopp, and the Houston-area player was just in Evanston for his official visit last week, which apparently sealed the deal for Chris Collins & Co. Kopp’s commitment fills out Northwestern’s Class of 2018, which also includes Jordan Lathon, Pete Nance, and Ryan Young.
For Collins, getting Kopp makes an already good 2018 class one of the best in the Big Ten. At 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds, Kopp has good size and shooting ability on the wing, fitting in with the versatile, position-less trend that has swept through the Northwestern program, as well as college basketball nationwide.
All major recruiting services have Kopp rated as a four-star, and his national rankings in the Class of 2018 are 113, 100, 74 and 97, by 247Sports, ESPN, Scout and Rivals, respectively.
To beat out Michigan, Georgetown, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Butler for Kopp's services is yet another example of Northwestern rising as a destination in college hoops.
With Kopp's commitment, Northwestern's 2018 class should vault up to one of the nation's top 20 classes.
A year ago at this time, Chris Collins had no commits in the 2017 class. Now, Collins is already done with a four-man 2018 class that might be his best ever, and that doesn't even count Boston College transfer A.J. Turner, who will essentially also be part of the 2018 class after sitting out the 2017-2018 season.