Local offensive lineman Jackson Carsello committed to Northwestern on Wednesday, becoming the thirteenth member of the Wildcats’ 2021 recruiting class.
Hailing from the nearby North Shore suburb of Northbrook, Carsello is the third OL in the class, joining Michiganders Caleb Tiernan and Josh Thompson. 247sports gives the three-star a 0.8466 composite rating, which ranks him the 28th-best player in Illinois and 96th-best offensive tackle in the nation.
NU is getting a Big Ten-ready body. Carsello comes in at 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds. According to WildcatReport, he weight 195 pounds while playing left tackle as a sophomore, and he’s added 35 pounds since the start of the 2019 season.
The interior guard received over 30 offers, but playing for a school which he grew up rooting for was a dealmaker, per WildcatReport.
Fitz’s overall class, which ranks ninth in the Big Ten and 36th nationally, has a composite rating of 0.8617.
Carsello’s junior season highlights can be viewed here.