NU no longer an option for Jansen

Back in March, it looked as though Moeller High School (Cincinnati) tight end Evan Jansen might end up in Northwestern purple in the fall of 2013. Now, however, Northwestern has cooled on the rising two-star prospect, and Jansen is looking elsewhere. Find out where exactly in this PurpleWildcats.com recruiting update.

In the world of college recruiting, it takes two to tango. And as far as the potential pairing of Northwestern and Moeller HS (Cincinnati) tight end Evan Jansen, it appears one of the necessary participants is unwilling to dance.

"Just once I got a letter from Northwestern saying something about camp," Jansen said. "But since I haven't really heard from them – and even my high school coach said, I guess, maybe they weren't part of the picture anymore – I haven't really thought about Northwestern. I just started thinking it really wasn't an option because I haven't heard from them or anything."

That isn't to suggest, however, that the 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect doesn't have his fair share of potential suitors.

Scout.com's No. 79 TE in the class of 2013, Jansen boasts offers from Air Force, Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Harvard and Indiana. As it stands, the last of these is the frontrunner for Jansen's services, although Boston College, Duke and Iowa have also expressed interest.

The Moeller product said he camped at Duke last weekend, and he plans to visit Boston College this upcoming weekend.

Initially, Jansen had expected to wait until after his senior campaign to choose a school, but now he is thinking the decision could actually precede the start of the fall season.

"Indiana, I really like it there," Jansen said. "I love the place, I just have some other things I want to look into yet – don't want to put things out of the picture. I have that camp at Boston College, which I want to look at. I want to see if they have interest in me; they're waiting on other players before they offer me. So I'll see where they stand and then if I see that this is all I have by the time the season starts, then I wouldn't have a problem making a commitment before we start the season."

Meanwhile, Jansen – who cited academics, level of competition and distance from his home as factors that could influence his decision – said he'd still consider Northwestern if it demonstrated interest, but he won't be holding his breath.

"If [Northwestern was] still in the picture, it'd definitely add to my options and where I think I might end up," he said. "But like I said before, they really fell off and I haven't heard anything, so right now, I'm not really thinking about them."


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