Early Sunday morning, Northwestern received its 13th commit for the class of 2017 in the form of three-star safety J.R. Pace. He tweeted out a video to announce his commitment.
Pace has a .8603 composite score according to 247 Sports and is ranked as the 529th best player in the class, 40th best safety and 53rd best player in Georgia.
Standing 6-foot-1 and weighing in at 200 pounds, Pace played both safety and wide receiver at Woodward Academy, a school that has produced several professional athletes, including current NFL players Juwan Thompson and Henry Anderson. He chose Northwestern over several other schools, including Power 5 foes Boston College, Duke, Kansas St., Maryland, Minnesota, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
His highlights are above.