ROCKFORD (WREX) -
The Northern Illinois athletics "Coaches Caravan" summer tour made its first stop in Rockford this week. The Huskies' coaching staff reflected on the importance of recruiting the region, especially Mark Montgomery, head men's basketball coach at NIU. One of his incoming freshmen is Auburn graduate Laytwan Porter, who helped lead the Knights to a perfect NIC-10 season and an appearance in the sectional championship.
"I look at Wichita State (and Fred) VanVleet. I think Laytwan can be that kind of player, where he can come in and change the program. He's a good team player too, he'll go home and talk about how great NIU is and get more people to come down and watch us," Montgomery said.