Trey Pugh, one of Pat Fitzgerald’s top class of 2017 commits, will enroll early at Northwestern, he announced on Twitter.
Couldn't be more happy to say that I've signed to continue my academic and football career at Northwestern University!!! pic.twitter.com/4pJ8WBmTbP— Trah (@pughtr3y) October 1, 2016
Pugh, who committed back in April, is a high three-star recruit, and his offer list is extremely impressive. Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Duke and Arkansas were just a few of the contenders for his signature.
Northwestern has some recent history with early enrollees. Tommy Carnifax enrolled early last year, and two years before that, Parrker Westphal enrolled early. Pugh will arrive on campus and start taking classes starting at the beginning of the university’s winter quarter, which starts shortly after New Year’s Day.
Pugh, out of Plain City, Ohio, chatted with Inside NU shortly after his commitment back in April.
"Northwestern has it all," Pugh told Inside NU. "I love the coaching staff, the atmosphere within the players, and the opportunity that Northwestern provides me and my future."
(NOTE: The other superback featured in this piece, Bryce Wolma, has since decommitted and chosen Arizona)
Here are Pugh’s most recent highlights.
As you can see from the highlights, Pugh is simply too big (6-foot-6, 230 pounds), strong, and fast for his competition, which he absolutely dominates. Having produced superbacks such as Drake Dunsmore, Dan Vitale and now Garrett Dickerson, Northwestern may have gotten its next standout at the position in Pugh.