Northwestern has its class-of-2017 quarterback. The Wildcats picked up a commitment from three-star pro-style prospect Andrew Marty Tuesday morning. The Ohio native announced on Twitter that he'd be flipping his commitment from Miami (Ohio) to NU:
DREAMS to REALITY!!! #B1GCats @NUFBFamily pic.twitter.com/f4cqGJF1w9— Andrew Marty (@amartyfootball) April 26, 2016
Marty, who committed to Miami on March 29, had no Power Five offers at the time. Per Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports, Northwestern offered Marty "two Friday's ago," and in his Twitter statement Tuesday, Marty called it an "opportunity that I cannot pass up." Wildcat Report, however, reports that NU only offered Marty the night before his commitment.
Northwestern missed on its top quarterback targets for the second straight class. The Wildcats lost out on Jack Coan to Wisconsin, Kasim Hill to Maryland, and several more unrealistic targets. Jack Sears, whom Northwestern recently offered, remains uncommitted, but, in the past two weeks, picked up offers from Texas A&M and UCLA.
Marty (6-foot-3, 200 pounds) is an unheralded prospect out of Wyoming High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has a 247 composite score of 0.8033, and is the 68th best pro-style QB in his class, per 247 Sports' composite rankings. Per Rivals, he had offers from Eastern Michigan, Toledo and Western Michigan in addition to those from Northwestern and Miami.
Marty is the 12th commit in Northwestern's class. His highlights are above.