Scout's Top 100 loaded with NU targets

Which top 100 targets is Northwestern going after? Also, find out the newest name on the team's recruiting board.

Here are some NU targets in Scout.com's latest top 100 rankings, and some analysis of what to watch for.

Trevon Bluiett (40)

Analysis: The four-star shooting guard from Park Tudor (Ind.) received an offer from Northwestern in early May. This past month, Bluiett developed an excellent relationship with Chris Collins. While that probably won't be enough land to the old-school perimeter threat, NU is still one of the hardest schools in pursuit. Here, they argue, Bluiett can really build tradition.

Tyler Ulis (41)

Analysis: With Michigan State and Iowa considered potential frontrunners for Ulis, NU remains perhaps the best in-state option. He believes in the new up-tempo system proposed by Collins, and feel that it would work well given his overall skillset. He's an impressive talent, and who could help revitalize the Wildcats fan base with his exciting style.

Reid Travis (44)

Analysis: Tavaras Hardy led the Travis recruitment for about 18 months, and then handed the reins for Collins before heading to Georgetown. Travis said in May that he speaks with Collins about twice a week, and would be the long-awaited help at power forward that this team so desperately needs.

Paul White (48)

Analysis: The offer holds, yes, but don't expect White to end up with NU. He visited in April–right as the Collins era began–and though that gave some PR help, it will be difficult to land the Whitney Young power forward. My opinion: They would much rather have Reid Travis, and he's a much more attainable land.

Vic Law (70)

Analysis: We spoke to Law after his Sunday visit, and he praised the Collins system and spoke about his passion for attending a school with solid academic reputation. Though some impressive programs are making a run at Law, the four-star local small forward certainly understands the potential benefits of NU. He might be the one to watch.

Malek Harris (76)

Analysis:This was a smart offer, especially in the sense that Harris lacks the "in-state" option. When some prospects whittle down their lists, they typically consider one school close to home. That might be NU for Harris, who told PW that he likes Collins and his ability to help him reach professional dreams.

Isaac Haas (80)

Analysis: Last year, Bill Carmody did sign three centers—which is somewhat ridiculous in retrospect. That might reduce the intensity of their efforts to land Haas, but still, the program has expressed interest in the Alabama big man. He's still an intriguing target–not too "raw"–and worthy of some attention.

Makinde London (96)

Analysis: New name alert. The four-star power forward of Spring Hill (Tenn.) marks Patrick Baldwin's inaugural southern recruiting effort at NU. The 6-9 prospect continues to fly under the radar, but that may end up with our team's latest rankings. It's a bold sign of things to come, and we'll have more on his recruitment.


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