Northwestern's football season may be over, but the coaches are already going back to work on the recruiting trail. The class of 2015 likely isn't complete yet, so let's take a look at who may round out the Cats' 2015 class, their targets for 2016 and what the 2015 commits have accomplished this season.
Class of 2015 targets
-Three-star recruits Isaac James and Grant Perry will be taking official visits to Northwestern this weekend. James, an athlete from Carmel, Indiana, is considering offers from NU, Wisconsin and Indiana, among others. Northwestern stands out on Perry's list of offers, which includes a lot of MAC teams. The wide receiver from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, was offered by NU in November.
Brother Rice WR Grant Perry, Carmel ATH Isaac James take officials to #Northwestern this weekend: http://t.co/zT9hAU5WRJ via @247Sports— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) December 4, 2014
-Dorance Armstrong, a three-star defensive end, is also still considering Northwestern. He holds offers from NU, Cal, Houston, Kansas, Indiana, Memphis and Michigan State.
-Another recruit who could round out the Wildcats' 2015 class is Jordon Williams, a two-star outside linebacker from Houston, Texas. Williams has offers from a plethora of schools, including Northwestern, Arkansas, Fresno State, Iowa State, Louisville, Utah and Wake Forest.
Class of 2016/2017 targets
-The Wildcats had the nation's number one quarterback in the class of 2017 on campus last weekend. Hunter Johnson, who is ranked ninth overall in the country by 247Sports, was offered by NU and is the younger brother of Cole Johnson, a redshirt freshman receiver for the Wildcats. The Brownsburg, Indiana product is bound to be atop Pat Fitzgerald's list of priorities for the class of 2017.
Brownsburg (Ind.) High 2017 QB Hunter Johnson having "special day" at #Northwestern. Adds an offer from the Wildcats: http://t.co/6p3hZgACda— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) November 29, 2014
-Four-star defensive end Khalid Kareem is one of three recruits listed as "high choice" in 2016 for Northwestern on 247Sports. Kareem has offers from Northwestern, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Miami, Iowa and Duke, among others.
-Sam Schlueter, a three-star offensive lineman, holds offers from Northwestern and Minnesota and has good size at 6-foot-6, 275 pounds. Northwestern seems focused on the offensive line for the 2016 class, in which they've already offered six offensive tackles.
-Northwestern has also offered a pair of four-star wide receivers from the 2016 class, Austin Mack and Javon McKinley. They both rank just outside the nation's top 100 on 247Sports.
-Four-star cornerback Treyjohn Butler is considering Northwestern among offers from Cal, Arizona State, Washington State and Washington.
Class of 2015 commits
-Joe Gaziano, a three-star defensive end, was selected as one of five finalists for ESPNBoston.com's Mr. Football Award.
-Three-star guard Jared Thomas lead his team to another section title and won a mental attitude award for 5A football in Indiana.
Congratulations to Cathedral HS's Jared Thomas, this year's winner of the Phil N. Esker Mental Attitude Award! #IHSAA— IHSAA (@IHSAA1) November 30, 2014
-Dan Vitale's little brother, Tommy Vitale, who plays linebacker, is in the running for a Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month award.
-Jelani Roberts, a three-star wide receiver, was selected to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl, an all-star game which will take place Dec. 21.
⭐ ⭐Jelani Roberts of Gilman is also to be congratulated as a 2014 MD Crab Bowl All Star selection #TeamBaltimore #road2McDaniel— CRAB BOWL DEC 20-21 (@MDCrabBowl) October 28, 2014
-Three-star defensive tackle Jordan Thompson was named the AP Division II co-offensive player of the year in Ohio and will play for the state championship Friday.