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Local defensive back Cameron Ruiz commits to Northwestern

The recruiting class hits double digits as another defensive back commits to the Wildcats.

Local class-of-2017 defensive back Cameron Ruiz has committed to Northwestern, according to Rivals.

Ruiz is unrated both by Rivals and 247 Sports. According to Rivals, Northwestern was Ruiz's first FBS scholarship offer, though Purdue, Western Michigan, and Northern Illinois, among others, had shown interest.

Ruiz plays both sides of the ball in high school, and returns kicks and punts, though Northwestern appears to have recruited him as a defensive back.

It's hard to get a good gauge on what kind of a prospect he is at this point. His Hudl highlight reel, available above, shows a player who pops up at safety and cornerback and hits people hard. But with no other FBS offers nor grades by any recruiting services, it's hard to make any grand observations.

Ruiz, out of Lake Villa, Illinois and Lakes Community High School, is the first in-state prospect to commit to Northwestern in the 2017 class.