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Four-star 2021 LB Mac Uihlein commits to Northwestern

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With the addition of an elite local product, the 2021 class continues to grow stronger by the week.

Max Siker

Just six days after landing high three-star offensive lineman Caleb Tiernan despite his impressive, extensive offer list, lead recruiter Matt MacPherson and the Wildcats have brought in their second-highest rated defensive recruit since 2014.

Lake Forest native Mac Uihlein, amidst seven other Power 5 offers (including Wisconsin, Purdue, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa, notably), chose to commit to Northwestern late on Friday night.

Uihlein becomes the fourth member of Northwestern’s rapidly growing 2021 class, and the highest-rated of the bunch, earning a .9051 composite mark. Only Earnest Brown IV has received a higher rating among Wildcat defensive commits since the four four-stars of 2014, and only Peter Skoronski has done so on the offensive end. Uihlein is currently the 11th-highest rated Northwestern recruit since the advent of the 247 Sports system at the turn of the century.

The Lake Forest High School product is listed at 6’1”, 205 pounds, and is currently recognized as the tenth-best inside linebacker in the country in his class and the fifth-best overall player in the state of Illinois. During his junior year, while anchoring the middle of the 4-3 defense of the Scouts, Uihlein also saw plenty of time at running back, though he is expected to come into college on the defensive side of the ball.

His highlights, linked here, can also be found below: