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Northwestern lands 2021 offensive line recruit Caleb Tiernan

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Another impressive #TrenchCat.

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Kurt Anderson continues to wave the magic wand.

Offensive lineman Caleb Tiernan announced his commitment to Northwestern on Saturday, as the four-star tackle chose the Wildcats over a litany of Big Ten schools, including powerhouses Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan in the prospect’s final four.

Tiernan is the third member of Pat Fitzgerald’s 2021 recruiting class and the second offensive lineman.

The Livonia, Michigan, native visited Evanston earlier in the month. He took three visits to Ann Arbor, two to State College and one to Columbus, according to Rivals.

247sports rated Tiernan the 32nd-best offensive tackle in the country. After reeling in a seismic 2020 offensive line class featuring Peter Skoronski, Josh Priebe and Ben Wrather, Anderson has still been on the trail. Skoronski and Priebe also had offers from OSU, PSU and Michigan that they turned away in favor of Northwestern.

In an interview with 247sports, Tiernan cited the school’s academics, facilities and family-like culture for his decision.

The Detroit Country Day product brings serious size to the trenches, checking in at 6-foot-7 and 275, according to his twitter profile. He has played both defensive end as well as tackle, and highlights below show his ability to use his size and strength to both lay blocks and destroy them.

NU still has offers out to four-star offensive linemen Garrett Dellinger, Rocco Spindler Logan Taylor.