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Local recruit Brian Kaiser commits to Northwestern

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He’s Pat Fitzgerald’s fifth recruit of the 2018 class.

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Brian Kaiser, a 6-foot-7 pass-catcher from nearby Winnetka, IL, has committed to Northwestern. He announced his commitment on Twitter.

Although he’s played a lot of wide receiver at New Trier High School, Kaiser is primarily listed as a tight end and will play superback for Coach Pat Fitzgerald. He joins recent commit and fellow in-state product Charlie Mangieri at superback in the 2018 recruiting class.

Kaiser has seen his recruitment pick up as of late. 247, Scout, and Rivals all have Kaiser as a three-star recruit, while the latter has him as the 16th best player in the state of Illinois. The local product chose Northwestern over Duke, Vanderbilt, Western Michigan, and a host of MAC and Ivy League schools.

The 6-foot-7 receiver is still adjusting to his position. He played quarterback up until junior year, and his highlights are just from his first season at the receiver position. Kaiser shows a willingness to block and a tremendous ability to get the ball.

If Kaiser’s name sounds familiar to you, it’s because it probably is. His father, Steve Kaiser, was a tight end for Northwestern from 1980-1983. He finished his career with 19 receptions for 291 yards.

As a local recruit with strong ties to the Northwestern program, Kaiser is a big get for Coach Fitzgerald and his staff. He joins quarterback Jason Whittaker, offensive linemen Payne He’Bert, Charlie Schmidt, and the aforementioned superback Mangieri.