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Northwestern Beats Out Big Ten Rivals To Land 4-Star Pete Nance

Pete Nance, a four-star power forward from Richfield, Ohio, announced his commitment to Northwestern today.

Nance is the No. 64 basketball recruit in the class of 2018, per 247Sports.

The site ranks him as the No. 17 small forward in the class, and the second-best recruit in the state of Ohio.

Many projections had him ending up at Michigan. Instead, he'll be heading to a different Big Ten program: Northwestern.

He announced his commitment via Twitter.

Northwestern is coming off of its first ever NCAA Tournament berth. Clearly that is paying big dividends on the recruiting trail for Chris Collins and the Wildcats.

Nance joins another blue-chip prospect—four-star point guard Jordan Lathon—in the Wildcats' class. Northwestern's class is currently ranked No. 31 in the country and No. 7 in the Big Ten. Lathon's commitment came in on Sunday, so it has been a very big week for Northwestern basketball.

On the 247Sports crystal ball, all six voters believed that Nance would wind up at Michigan. He also holds offers from Clemson, Florida, Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee, West Virginia, and others. This is an impressive win on the recruiting trail for Collins and his staff.