The average star rating of the players in Northwestern’s 2014 class so far is impressive. But maybe even more impressive is the schools those players have turned down to attend NU. Those names include heavyweights like Texas, Michigan and Stanford, and by our count, 56 schools have lost out on recruits to the Wildcats so far. It’d probably be overkill to list every school — it’s not all that relevant that NU took Solomon Vault from East Carolina — but it’s interesting to see which schools NU got multiple recruits from, and which schools were the biggest victims. Here they are, numerically.
Five recruits — Illinois, Minnesota
Four recruits — Purdue
Three recruits — Iowa, Nebraska, NC State, Western Michigan, Vanderbilt
Two recruits — Boston College, Northern Illinois, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Bowling Green, Louisville, Toledo, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri