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.
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.