Northwestern coach Chris Collins might set off a firework or two during this Fourth of July holiday to celebrate the news he received on Thursday: St. Rita star Vic Law committed to the Wildcats. Now, both Law and Collins will be on the same mission: build the Northwestern basketball program.
"We're going to win at Northwestern and the roof will blow off when we do," says Law. "I have no doubt about that. I believe in Chris Collins. I love his enthusiasm, his energy, the vision he has."
With Law in the fold, Collins locked up his first recruit since being hired this past spring -- and it's a big one. Law is a 6-7 rising senior who is ranked among the top 100 players in the country. Plus, it's a big name locally for a program that intends to hit the city, suburbs and state of Illinois very hard.
"Vic believed in me and St. Rita when he came here and helped elevate our basketball program and he believes in Chris Collins," says St. Rita coach Gary DeCesare. "I believe Chris Collins is a rising star. It's a win-win for everyone."