Joraskie Excited By NU Offer

Eric Joraskie has always held Northwestern in high regards. With that in mind, Thursday was a memorable day, as he he received an offer from the Wildcats. He discusses the offer in this recruiting update.

Growing up as a college football fan, Eric Joraskie always admired Northwestern.

"Northwestern has been one of my favorite schools for a couple years now," said Joraskie. "(Back then, he thought) if I became a divison-one prospect, it would be one of my top schools."

Joraskie now is a division-one prospect with multiple scholarship offers on the table.

On Thursday, Northwestern coach Bob Heffner visited Mount Carmel (PA) High School, then took a picture of Joraskie, and sent it to Pat Fitzgerald. He was listed at 6-foot-4, 260 pounds. That was the only thing holding him back from an offer.

"They needed to confirm it, I guess," Joraskie said. "They offered me on the spot, then."

Shortly after, Joraskie received a phone call from NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald, who discussed what the offer carries.

"It's great, the academics are rated very highly in the country," said Joraskie. "That's a big deal to me. I like the academics. The campus is nice, it's in a nice area. They've been in bowl games the past four years. I'm excited to get out there and visit."

Joraskie also holds offers from Kent State, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. He was surely excited by the offer from Northwestern, but was not tempted into commiting; not yet, at least.

"I'm going to get out and visit places," Joraskie said. "I'm visiting Syracuse this weekend. I'm exicted to get out (to Northwestern). If I like it enough, if I get the feeling, absolutely, I'll commit."

Joraskie is eager to visit Northwestern, though no plans are in place just yet.

"I've talked to my parents," he said. "We're hoping either to go out in the middle of May, if that can't happen, then definitely in June."

Chris Emma has covered college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports since 2009. He covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs.
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