Mogus Welcomed To The Family

After holding a verbal commitment to Northwestern for nearly seven months, Geoff Mogus is officially a Wildcat after signing his letter of intent this morning.

Mogus planned on having a big ceremony at his school today for him and 10-15 teammates from St. Edward High School that are signing their letters of intent. However, winter weather forced him to change his plans.

"We had a snow day. We got blasted by that big storm," he said. "I had all the papers. We went up to the corner store, the drug mart, and faxed from there. I think official time was 9:10 or 9:20."

Shortly after signing the papers, Mogus talked to his future coaches at Northwestern.

"I called [offensive line coach Adam Cushing] before I faxed it and he called after and said he got it," Mogus said. "He welcomed me to the family and said congrats. Fitz talked to me too. He was excited and told me congrats and welcomed me to the family." The coaches are part of the reasons for Mogus's commitment.

"Coach Fitz is just great guy," he said. "He's so enthusiastic and brings so much energy. All of coaches care about players the players and it's not about football, it's about academics."

Like many of his fellow Wildcat recruits, Mogus said that NU's academic reputation played a major role in his decision.

"Academics are a big thing for me," he said. "Academics come first. Football is just a bonus."

Mogus has yet to decide if he will attend summer classes at Northwestern, but will likely after the Fourth of July and start working out with the team. He is unsure how much he will contribute to the team on the field next season, but is excited to start working.

"Cushing said to enjoy today, take the day off, and get back to work tomorrow," Mogus said. "And I said, 'Yes, sir.'"

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