Northwestern will be getting its first batch of official signings today, as national early signing day has arrived. We’ll be giving you a breakdown of the players that will be arriving in Evanston, continuing with the offensive line, home to the highest-rated batch of recruits that NU will be bringing in at any single position group.
The losses at quarterback and wide receiver still sting, and the ‘Cats could use some help with their skill players, but this group of three should ensure that after a resurgent back half of the season, Kurt Anderson’s offensive line remains well-maintained. Let’s break it down:
247 rating: .9468
Other offers: Michigan, Stanford Penn State, Notre Dame, Others
The cream of the crop for Northwestern’s recruiting class, Skoronski is a player that Anderson will hope can become the anchor of his line in the future. The big lineman spurned offers from big time programs to come to Evanston, and he’ll become one of the highest rated recruits in NU history, and the highest since Ifeadi Odenigbo in 2012.
One of the best OL in the country, from the same high school that produced @Matt_Alviti7 just 12 miles from Ryan Field. Welcome to @NorthwesternU, @pskoronksi!#B1GCats x #GoCats pic.twitter.com/guN5KnGivg— Pat Fitzgerald (@coachfitz51) December 18, 2019
247 rating: .8830
Other offers: Auburn, Ohio State, Michigan, Iowa, Others
Another player that had offers from a host of top tier schools, Priebe is listed at 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds and represents the type of size that you want from an interior lineman. Though Northwestern has recruited more mobile and smaller offensive linemen in recent years, a number of this year’s class are a different breed.
247 rating: .8539
Other offers: Louisville, Penn State, Indiana, Purdue, Others
Rounding out the group is Wrather, a 6-foot-6 lineman that projects more as a tackle than a guard. He boasts some impressive academic chops, maintaining a 3.9+ GPA and having an ACT score of 33. He’ll provide depth on the line instantly, but it will likely take some time before he can compete for a starting spot.