Max Christie is a superstar shooting guard at Rolling Meadows High School in Illinois. While this summer is a much different one than we’re accustomed to in the recruiting world, his process doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Christie is the No. 1 ranked shooting guard in the country, and the No. 1 recruit out of Illinois, a college hoops hotbed thanks to talent in Chicago. He’s the No. 13 overall recruit, per 247Sports‘ composite rankings.
The five-star obviously can’t get out and visit programs right now. He had been on a number of unofficial visits over the last few years. Earlier this month, before the NCAA tightened up restrictions on recruiting, he took a trip to Michigan State, which made a strong impact.
“The Michigan State official was great,” Max Christie told Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers. “It was my first official visit and I feel like Michigan State did a great job on their part of making me feel welcomed and at home.” He says the Spartans are among the programs after him hardest right now.
Five-star junior Max Christie discusses his recruitment with @Stockrisers. Lists several programs still in contact. Recapped his Michigan State official visit from this month. Plus, says he could commit ‘pretty soon’ with all that’s going on. | Story: https://t.co/wv6KFMuu8H pic.twitter.com/GHogtI9Sv0
— Jake (@jakeweingarten) March 28, 2020
Among the other schools that have been in touch with Christie the most recently are Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, and Villanova. He also holds offers from local Big Ten programs Illinois and Northwestern, as well as Duke, Florida, Iowa, Stanford, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
He didn’t mention the Blue Devils in the Stockrisers piece, but all nine current 247 crystal ball predictions have him eventually ending up playing for Mike Krzyzewski’s team.
According to Weingarten, Christie may not announce a final list, although he has a good idea of which schools are on it. He also doesn’t think the current recruiting situation will delay his decision, which could come “pretty soon.”