It is quickly becoming evident that Chris Collins is making a difference at Northwestern. At least on the recruiting trail he is.
Sunday night, Collins and the Wildcats hauled in another quality talent when Northwestern landed Scott Lindsey.
The commitment of the long and lean 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Oak Park (Ill.) Fenwick was confirmed to Rivals.com by Lindsey's summer coach Scott Lidskin of Illinois Old School.
"He liked that he could play in the Big Ten close to home, and we think Coach Collins is going to do great things at Northwestern," Lidskin told Rivals.com. "He also has a real good recruiting class coming in next year."
Lindsey is out with a broken leg that he suffered playing pickup while on an unofficial visit to Vanderbilt last month. However, when he returns, he is poised for a breakout senior season.
Lindsey can shoot with range. He can put the ball on the floor, and he has upside as a versatile wing athlete. He can play some as a shooting guard and is also plenty big to play as a small forward. He looks as though he will develop into a good wing defender and his summer coach certainly has a strong belief that he will be a major contributor.
"Scott is a long, athletic wing who can shoot it with great range," said Lidskin. "I think if he keeps working hard he will be a all Big Ten performer for them."
What is becoming quite evident with Collins recruiting at Northwestern is that he wants versatile players. Four-star forward Victor Law can play as a plus-size small forward, or he can cause matchup problems as a four. Three-star scorer Bryant McIntosh is a dangerous offensive player capable of creating off the dribble or shooting from deep, while three-star big man Gavin Skelly is a hard worker with skill who can play at the four or as a slightly undersize five man.
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