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Which recruit does Northwestern need to land in 2015?

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As Northwestern fills out its 2015 recruiting class, we are left trying to guess who will commit next. There are plenty of realistic candidates (and not-so-realistic ones). But today’s debate topic...

Travis Waller commits to Oregon; what it means for NU

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Travis Waller, a highly-coveted dual-threat quarterback from Anaheim, Calif., and one of Northwestern’s top targets for the class of 2015, has passed on the Wildcats in favor of Oregon. Waller...

Jared Thomas commits to Northwestern

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Northwestern picked up its fourth commitment this week with the addition of three-star guard Jared Thomas. A native of Indianapolis, Thomas has been one of NU's top offensive line targets for...

WR Cameron Green commits to Northwestern

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After receiving commitments from wide receivers Charlie Fessler and Jelani Roberts on Monday, Northwestern got yet another wide receiver commitment Monday night from Cameron Green, who might be the...

Charlie Fessler commits to Northwestern

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Northwestern picked up its 13th commitment for the class of 2015 on Monday, with the addition of three-star wide receiver Charlie Fessler. Fessler, a native of Erie, Penn., had offers from Nebraska...

Chicago area OT Lemke-Bell commits to NU

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Northwestern picked up its 11th commitment of the 2015 class on Saturday, with the addition of local offensive tackle Adam Lemke-Bell. Lemke-Bell is a special pickup in that he's the first Chicago...

Northwestern commit Simba Short: linebacker and graffiti artist

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When Simba Short committed to Northwestern last week, anyone vaguely familiar with Disney’s “The Lion King” was thrilled. How could they not be? There was brilliant photoshop work, Twitter-conveyed...

Northwestern football recruiting update: May 16

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Northwestern picked up a commitment from linebacker Simba Short yesterday, bringing the Wildcats to 10 commitments in the class of 2015. They currently rank 22nd in the 247 recruiting rankings,...

Simba Short commits to Northwestern

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Northwestern picked up a commitment today from all-name team candidate Simba Short, a three-star safety/linebacker from De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., according to Scout's Nick...

Simba Short, Jared Thomas on latest list of Northwestern recruits to watch

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Last week, we took a look at some prospects to watch on Northwestern's recruiting board. We won't put together these updates all that regularly (only when there's a need to), but here are three...

How has Northwestern fared against its opponents in 2015 recruiting?

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Every year, I'm asked how often Northwestern has beaten [insert school here] for recruits in that year's class. Usually, that school is Illinois, which is understandable. So I decided to take a...

Jordan Thompson commits to Northwestern over Notre Dame, others

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Northwestern picked up its ninth commitment of the 2015 recruiting class today, with a pledge from three-star defensive tackle Jordan Thompson. Thompson, a product of La Salle High School in...

2015 Northwestern football recruiting update: May 2

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We updated our 2015 Northwestern recruiting board yesterday, adding in all of NU's commits and looking at some new players to watch. Make sure to check out the full board, but here are the players...

Northwestern up to 8 commits for 2015 with addition of Joe Gaziano

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Defensive end Joe Gaziano became Northwestern's eighth commit in the past week when he committed on Monday. He's also the third defensive end to commit in the past two days, joining Zach Allen and...

2015 DE Zach Allen commits to Northwestern

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Northwestern has added its seventh commit in less than a week, this time adding three-star defensive end Zach Allen. Allen's commitment comes less than a day after DE Trent Goens committed. 247's...

3-star DE Trent Goens commits to Northwestern; 2015 class now at six

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Northwestern picked up its first verbal commitment from the 2015 class on Friday. 3-star linebacker Nathan Fox became the first of six players to give verbal pledges to NU over a four-day span. The...

4-star twins commit to Northwestern

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Twins Andrew and David Dowell have committed to Northwestern. Both Andrew, a running back, and David, an "athlete" who will play cornerback, are rated as 4-star prospects by 247sports. They were...

Northwestern picks up commitment from 3-star RB

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Northwestern picked up its third commitment this week, and this one could be the most highly-anticipated yet. Three-star running back John Moten chose the Wildcats over Boston College, Illinois,...

Lil' Vitale is a Wildcat

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Northwestern received its second commitment of the class of 2015 today, as linebacker Tommy Vitale pledged to the Wildcats. He chose NU over Northern Illinois, Syracuse, Toledo and Western...

2015 PG Jordan Ash commits to Northwestern

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Jordan Ash, a 3-star point guard, announced at his high school, St. Joseph (Westchester, IL), Wednesday night that he has committed to Northwestern. Ash picked the Wildcats over offers from Boston...

Northwestern's 2014 Football Recruiting Class

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We've written capsules on each of Northwestern's 2014 commits, but for the sake of simplicity, we've compiled them all into this handy guide. Also be sure to check out our interactive graphic on...

Report: Anoa'i Flips to Cal

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Hours before what was supposed to be a drama-free National Signing Day, Northwestern has lost one of its 15 commits for the class of 2014. Hamilton Anoa'i, a two-star linebacker/safety/wide...

Northwestern Signing Day 2014 Player Capsules: Parrker Westphal

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The Basics School: Bolingbrook (IL) Position: CB/S Height/Weight: 6-foot-0/186 pounds Stars: 4 Other offers: Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio...

Northwestern Signing Day 2014 Player Capsules: Justin Jackson

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The Basics School: Glenbard North (IL) Position: RB Height/Weight: 5-foot-11/180 pounds Stars: 4 Other offers: Arizona State, Boston College, California, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,...

Northwestern Signing Day 2014 Player Capsules: Clayton Thorson

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The Basics School: Wheaton North (IL) Position: QB (Pro-Style) Height/Weight: 6-foot-4/205 pounds Stars: 4 Other offers: Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, NC State, Northern...

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