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Northwestern Football 2018 recruiting tracker

Here's a summary of Northwestern's commits and targets at all positions.

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Thanks to an added national signing day this year — this one coming a few months earlier than the usual early-February date — many recruits will sign months before they typically do. Many of NU's commits are expected to sign in this new early signing period, so let's take a look at Northwestern's recruiting class and potential targets. Names in bold are going to sign an LOI. Names not in bold are potential targets.

UPDATE (1:40 CST) - added names of players that are enrolling early

UPDATE (Feb. 7, 2018) - added latest commits


Jason Whittaker (3 star) Rockford (MI) — SIGNED

Running back

Isaiah Bowser (3 star) Sidney (OH) — SIGNED (Early enrollee)

Drake Anderson (3 star) Chandler (AZ) — SIGNED

Wide receiver

Jacob Jefferson (3 star) St. Pius X (TX) — SIGNED

Raymond Niro III (walk-on) Barrington (IL) - SIGNED


Brian Kaiser (3 star) New Trier (IL) — SIGNED

Charlie Mangieri (3 star) Dunlap (IL) — SIGNED

Offensive line

Charles Schmidt (3 star) Libertyville (IL) — SIGNED

Wyatt Blake (3 star) Crystal Lake Central (IL) — SIGNED

Payne He'Bert (3 star) Dawson (TX) — SIGNED

Ryan Winkel (3 star) Christian Brothers (TN) Committed to Arkansas

Willy Boatman (walk-on) Cherry Hills Village (CO) - SIGNED

Sam Stovall (3 star) Notre Dame (TN) - SIGNED

Defensive line

Devin O'Rourke (4 star) Lincoln-Way East (IL) — SIGNED

Andrew Leota (3 star) Asheville (NC) — SIGNED (Early enrollee)

Jacob Sykes (3 star) Rockhurst (Kansas) Committed to Harvard


Khalid Jones II (3 star) Byrnes (SC) — SIGNED (Early enrollee)

Jaylen Rivers (3 star) Grayson (GA) — SIGNED

Grayson Mann (3 star) All Saints Episcopal (TX) — SIGNED


Greg Newsome (3 star) IMG Academy (FL) — SIGNED (Early enrollee)

AJ Hampton (3 star) Wharton (FL) — SIGNED


Jeremiah McDonald (3 star) Northshore (LA) — SIGNED (Early enrollee)