In two years, Northern has thrown for over 4,000 yards and 38 touchdowns. His career record as a starter is 14-6. At 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, Northern is the typical pro-style quarterback that college coaches will look to get into their system and develop.
While the junior didn't visit Iowa this past season, he was able to see the Hawkeyes in person against Indiana. He will look to hit up the Iowa camp this summer, in hopes that he impresses the staff.
"I like Coach Ferentz. He is incredible. Their strength facilities are amazing. I have seen pictures online.," said Northern. "I want a school that has some coaching stability. Someone who isn't on his way out or isn't going to leave for another team in just a couple years."
Northern's arm strength his the junior quarterback's biggest strength. This off-season, he will focus his attention to his footwork and speed. Hoping that he can improve his stock and prove to teams he can run if forced.
"My biggest weakness is probably my speed. I'm working with a guy named Tim Bates. He used to be at Central College in Iowa. He is helping me and he also has some contacts at Iowa," said Northern. "I'm a pro-style quarterback, but If I need to run, I can. That said, I prefer to throw."
While no one has come to the table yet to offer the junior quarterback, he does feel like there is a team who could be getting close.
"I feel like Ball State is pretty close. They are pretty interested. At this point, I'm just waiting for that first one. We will see," said Northern. "I'm planning on going to some one day camps and hopefully my performances will earn me a few."
After going 8-2 as a sophomore, Martinsville was hampered by injuries in 2010, seeing their record drop to 6-4.
"Our team was pretty happy, but we were disappointed how the team ended. We were hoping for a sectional victory and a conference championship. We were pretty experienced, but had some injuries. A lot of the starters were hurt for that last game."