Northwestern has extended a scholarship offer to Class of 2017 quarterback Jack Sears after he visited Evanston and watched the team's spring practice Saturday.
2017 QB Jack Sears picked up an offer from Northwestern today. Will visit Duke, Tennessee and Vanderbilt this week! pic.twitter.com/Q5mLaoCS2I— Triton Football (@Tritonfootball) April 3, 2016
Listed at 6-foot-2.5, 200-pound, Sears is ranked as the 42nd best player in California and the 19th-best pro-style quarterback in his class. His 247 Composite is .8755.
Sears, a three-star recruit, is now one of two quarterbacks Northwestern is pursuing in the class of 2017, with the other being Kasim Hill, who was also in attendance Saturday.
Pat Fitzgerald has stated that he likes having at least one quarterback in every recruiting class, and the Wildcats have already missed out on Hunter Johnson (Clemson), Davis Mills (Stanford), Sean Clifford (Penn State) and Jack Coan (Wisconsin).
Sears, who plays his high school ball at San Clemente High School in San Clemente, California, has a long list of impressive offers, including Pac-12 teams Arizona, Arizona St., Utah, Oregon St. and Colorado. Tennessee and Vanderbilt have also offered. Northwestern is the first Big Ten team to extend an offer to Sears. Per 247 Sports, Duke, Notre Dame, Stanford and Washington have all shown interest as well.