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Nik Urban commits to Northwestern

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He picked the Wildcats over Duke, Illinois and others.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Pat Fitzgerald has added another recruit to the 2016 class, as Willoughby (OH) South lineman Nik Urban verbally committed this morning.

Urban is Northwestern's third player in the 2016 class, with quarterback Deuce Wallace and cornerback Brian Bullock being the other two members.

According to 247sports, Urban is a three-star lineman, and he held offers from Illinois, Duke, Bowling Green and Akron. He stands 6'4" and weighs in at about 280 pounds, and is ranked as the 27th best 2016 guard in the nation.

Urban is also the first class of 2016 player with both an Illinois offer and a Northwestern offer to choose one of the two schools. His commitment to NU over the Wildcats' in-state rivals is in keeping with a recent trend.

Here are Urban's highlights: