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Three-star 2021 QB Brendan Sullivan commits to Northwestern

The ‘Cats added their first quarterback to the bunch.

Mary Lewandowski|

Just three days after extending him an offer, Northwestern landed three-star, pro-style quarterback Brendan Sullivan as the fifth member of its 2021 recruiting class. The Michigan native chose NU over Indiana and almost every school in the MAC.

Sullivan is the first quarterback to join the class. He is the 27th-ranked pro-style signal caller in the country by 247sports. The ‘Cats offered three other pro-style quarterbacks in the 2021 recruiting cycle, but the only one who remains uncommitted is four-star Miller Moss. Northwestern has also offered five dual-threat QBs in the class.

In his junior season, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound quarterback accounted for 44 total touchdowns, threw for 3,044 yards and rushed an additional 407 yards. He led his high school team to the state championship in the fall where he threw for 290 yards and a touchdown in the title game victory. He also ran for 40 yards and two scores in that game, according to Louie Vaccher of WildcatReport.

Overall, Sullivan is a solid athlete who, according to 247sports, is an effective leader on both the football field and basketball court.

Here are his highlights: