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Quarterback Aidan Smith commits to Northwestern

The Wildcats have their quarterback, but it wasn't one of their original top targets.

Aidan Smith, a three-star pro-style quarterback from Fort Wayne, Ind., has committed to Northwestern after receiving an offer Sunday night, he Tweeted on Monday.

Smith's other offers were from Boston College (though BC already got its QB in NU target Anthony Brown) and a plethora of non-Power Five schools -- Buffalo, Ball State, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Ohio and Toledo.

Here are Smith's junior year highlights, via Hudl:

Initially, Northwestern's top three targets at QB had been Brown, Deuce Wallace and Josh Jackson. Wallace committed to Northwestern, but then de-committed and flipped to Vanderbilt a little over a month later. Brown then committed to Boston College.

Jackson is set to pick between NU and Virginia Tech on Thursday, and presumably the Wildcats are still in play. Jackson is a dual-threat QB, while Smith is more of a pocket passer, so it's not out of the question that NU would take both. However, on the other hand, Pat Fitzgerald's decision to offer Smith could be a sign that he and his staff expect Jackson to opt for Virginia Tech.

Smith's commitment also came within just minutes of defensive tackle Alex Miller's.