Northwestern offers 2016 PG Xavier Simpson

Northwestern sent out another 2016 offer on Tuesday, this one to Lima (OH) point guard Xavier Simpson.

Northwestern offered Lima (OH) point guard Xavier Simpson on Tuesday, continuing its recent pursuit of 2016 players.

The Wildcats also sent out offers to Joey Brunk, Kyle Guy and Matthew Moyer during the cycle.

It also reflects their effort to evaluate younger players. Last year, Collins’ first, the Wildcats needed to control their 2014 class and five commits.

NU knows it has certain primary targets for the 2015 class. Collins and his staff are in “all-out” pursuit of Aaron Falzon—considered by some to be the best shooter in the country.

They also like the play of power forward Samir Sehic and in-state guard Isaiah Moss.

Still, the focus shifted to 2016 fairly early, especially with commits Dererk Pardon and Jordan Ash already in the bag. And for this class, they can consider another guard prospect.

Listed at 5-foot-11, 165 lbs., Simpson earned recognition playing for King James (AAU) during the July evaluation period.

Some analysts praised his defensive performance, with several Big Ten schools watching him play. He holds offers from Xavier and some others, but the interest should increase. He’s just a 2016 prospect.

Under Collins, the Wildcats have picked up commits from Ohio standouts Pardon and Gavin Skelly.

NU wants to “get in the door” with key young guys. This summer, they’ve accomplished that, and then some.

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