The Northwestern Wildcats officially landed the crown jewel of their recruiting class as four-star defensive end Devin O’Rourke signed his LOI at the start of the December Early Signing Period. O’Rourke is the second-highest rated player in the state of Illinois and a huge get for the Wildcats.
One of the best players in Illinois and best defensive ends in the country, @devin_orourke99 is officially a part of our family!#NUView18 | #B1GCats pic.twitter.com/AFE6CDde19— Pat Fitzgerald (@coachfitz51) December 20, 2017
O’Rourke stands 6-foot-6 and weighs in at 241 pounds. His highlights are certainly impressive .
He's one of the top defensive ends in the country, and now he's a #B1GCats member of #NUView18! Welcome, @devin_orourke99! #NSD18 pic.twitter.com/z1OR7QXZK1— #B1GCats (@NU_Sports) December 20, 2017
With O’Rourke joining Earnest Brown IV, Trevor Kent, and the Miller Brothers, Northwestern is clearly stocking its defensive line talent for years to come. Also, getting the second-best recruit in Illinois is, as they say, good for the brand.
O’Rourke committed over a plethora of impressive offers, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin. Assistant coaches Adam Cushing and Marty Long led his recruitment.