Class-of-2017 punter Cody Gronewold has committed to Northwestern as a preferred walk-on, he announced on Twitter following Northwestern’s 21-7 loss to Wisconsin.
Very excited to announce that I have committed to play football at Northwestern University! Extremely happy to be in the Big Ten!! #B1GCats pic.twitter.com/u1oAf4OaYz— Cody Gronewold (@codygronewold) November 5, 2016
Gronewold is ranked as the 35th-best punter in his class by Kohl’s Kicking Camps. Here’s what Kohl’s has to say about the 6-foot-3, 172-pounder from Lincoln Northeast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska:
“Gronewald’s most recent Kohl’s Camp was the NSC in July of 2016. He has attended many Kohl's camps and has shown great improvement over the years. He has a great ability to call on his "A" ball when he needs to. Continued hard work will see him do successful things as a specialist.”
Northwestern now has both a kicker and a punter in the class. Charlie Kuhbander committed back in June. Of course, as a preferred walk-on, Gronewold will not count against the scholarship limit (though he will count against the 105-player roster limit).
Here are some of his highlights: