Sam Gerak, a three-star center from Avon, Ohio, announced his commitment to Northwestern via Twitter on Monday night.
After much consideration, I have committed to Northwestern University to further my academic and athletic careers! pic.twitter.com/1X8uL8KpfU— Sam Gerak (@GerakSam) December 22, 2015
Gerak, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds, is ranked as the No. 2 center in the country by 247 Sports.
He is the second player to commit to Northwestern's 2017 recruiting class. The first was Blake Gallagher, a three-star linebacker from Massachusetts, who committed on Dec. 14.
Illinois, Iowa State, Rutgers and Syracuse, among others, had offered Gerak. Schools including Nebraska, Michigan State, Penn State and Duke had shown interest in him.