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Northwestern Football Early Signing Day Rundown: Offensive Line

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Kurt Anderson’s group is getting some big time reinforcements.

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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:

Peter Skoronski

247 rating: .9468

Other offers: Michigan, Stanford Penn State, Notre Dame, Others

Highlights

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.

Josh Priebe

247 rating: .8830

Other offers: Auburn, Ohio State, Michigan, Iowa, Others

Highlights

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.

Ben Wrather

247 rating: .8539

Other offers: Louisville, Penn State, Indiana, Purdue, Others

Highlights

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.