The Kurt Anderson wave is no joke.
Northwestern picked up the best offensive line commit in program history in Peter Skoronski on Saturday, securing the four-star prospect over the likes of Notre Dame, Stanford, Michigan and Penn State.
Skoronski is the fifth-best recruit of the Pat Fitzgerald era according to the composite ratings of 247sports, slotting in directly behind Clayton Thorson.
Committed! pic.twitter.com/jtjOXo6dA4— Peter Skoronski (@PSkoronski) May 4, 2019
Skoronski is listed as a 6-foot-4, 275 pound guard and hails from Maine South High School in the Chicago suburbs. According to 247sports, Skoronski is the fourth-best prospect in the state of Illinois and tenth overall guard prospect in the country. The big lineman has an elite pedigree: his grandfather played on the offensive line of five NFL Champion Green Bay Packer teams under Vince Lombardi.
Northwestern reportedly recruited Skoronski as a tackle. Aforementioned new offensive line coach Anderson was justifiably excited about landing another big name, especially given that both recruiting gurus who had made crystal ball predictions had him heading to Notre Dame:
We welcome our newest brother to the Trench Cats and The Northwestern Wildcats OLine #NWO #4life #TrenchCats #toosweet pic.twitter.com/DZorfoVRcf— Kurt Anderson (@OLINEPRIDE) May 4, 2019
Skoronski’s commitment makes him third offensive line recruit of Northwestern’s 2020 class and the second to commit this past week alongside three-star Josh Priebe, who chose NU over virtually every other Big Ten program.
With the addition of Skoronski to the 2020 class, 247 sports now has Northwestern’s class ranked third overall in the Big Ten and 14th nationally. The class currently has a better composite rating, at 0.8665, than even their storied 2014 group, which featured four four-star recruits. The 2020 class now has two such players, with quarterback Aidan Atkinson recently upgraded to four-star status, and plenty of depth behind them.
Skoronski’s highlights can be viewed via the video below: