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Joe Bamisile decommits from Northwestern, chooses Virginia Tech

You could be the first member of Chris Collins’ 2020 class!


Four-star guard Joe Bamisile changed his commitment from Northwestern to Virginia Tech, he announced via Twitter on Thursday. The Virginia native verbally committed to NU back in April.

He is ranked in the top 75 nationally by Rivals and was the lone member of the Wildcats’ class of 2020. Chris Collins now has more work to do on the recruiting trail as he has brought in some of the highest-rated recruits in program history but still has many scholarship spots to fill after several transfers this offseason.

Bamisile enjoyed a rise in interest over the past year and especially this summer. One year ago, according to Rivals, he was an unranked prospect, and after camps and travel tournaments this summer, he decided to re-evaluate his decision.

Northwestern loses out on another guard, one whose size and athleticism combined with scoring ability made him a sought-after talent. The now-Hokie commit had several power five offers, including Florida, Miami and West Virginia, among others. He was set and projected to become Chris Collins’ point guard of the future.

Bamisile declined to comment to Inside NU on his decision.