With Mike Bajakian as offensive coordinator, superbacks are out and tight ends are in.
Northwestern added another tight end to the mix, landing the commitment of three-star Lawson Albright on Monday, according to Joe Sirera of the Greensboro News & Record. The news was then confirmed in a tweet by Albright.
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound product out of Grimsley High School in North Carolina picked NU over 15 other Power Five schools including Florida and Big Ten foes Wisconsin, Michigan State, Indiana and in-state rival Illinois (HAT).
NU beat out finalists Boston College, Illinois, Louisville and NC State, according to Sirera. A three-sport athlete, Albright has football in his DNA, as his father Ethan (who is also his high school’s athletic director) played long snapper in the NFL for 16 years.
Albright caught 29 passes for 473 yards and 10 touchdowns last season en route to a state championship game appearance, according to MaxPreps.
247Sports ranks Albright the 35th-best tight end in the country and 39th-best player in North Carolina. His composite rating is 0.8577, which ranks him sixth among the Wildcats’ nine current class of 2021 commits. He’s the first tight end of the bunch.
Pat Fitzgerald’s 2021 class currently ranks ninth in the conference and 40th in the nation, according to 247.
His junior year highlights can be viewed below.