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Northwestern adds linebacker Erik Mueller to class of 2017

Mueller is Northwestern's third recruit from Illinois in the class of 2017.

Northwestern has added another piece to its class of 2017 as linebacker Erik Mueller announced his commitment just prior to the game against Duke. Mueller is 230 pounds, 6-foot-2 and hails from Wheaton, Illinois. He is the third in-state recruit for the 2017 class.

Mueller chose Northwestern over Bowling Green, Central Michigan and Ball State. He also saw some interest from Michigan State, Purdue and Ivy League schools.

Mueller will join Northwestern’s other two linebackers in the class, Bryan Gallagher and Peter McIntyre. He is unranked on 247 and Rivals but his offer sheet shows he has some potential. He is the nineteenth addition to the class of 2017.