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Class of 2021 forward Caileigh Walsh commits to Northwestern

The future talent entering the program is impressive.

Prospects Nation

Minutes after Chris Collins secured his second commitment for the class of 2021, Joe McKeown nabbed his fourth.

Four-star small forward Caileigh Walsh announced her commitment to NU on Sunday night, as the future of Northwestern women’s basketball takes root after a record-setting season cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gladstone, New Jersey, native, joins Melannie Daley, Jillian Brown and Hailey Weaver as those set to arrive in Evanston the fall of next year. Brown and Weaver are both top 100 talents, according to ESPN.

Daley hails from nearby New York, while Brown and Weaver come from Michigan and Ohio, respectively. McKeown and his coaching staff, especially assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Kate Popovec, have set up nice high school pipelines in the Midwest and Northeast. Incoming first-year forward Anna Morris, a five-star recruit, lives just under an hour from Walsh in Mahwah, NJ.

Walsh averaged 19 points, 11.7 rebounds and 4.6 blocks per game in her junior season at Gill St. Bernard’s School, according to NJ.com. Prospects Nation ranks her the 38th best player in the nation, while ESPN does not include her in its recruiting database.