This weekend, Culkin was in nearby Deerfield with his Florida Rams AAU team for the Chicago Best Buy Classic. During some downtime, Culkin and Rams teammate Traveon Henry—who holds a NU offer—made the short trek to Evanston to see Northwestern's campus.
The two met with Pat Fitzgerald for some time. Culkin—a tight end prospect—also met with NU superbacks coach Bob Heffner. In the end, they also met with some Wildcat players.
For Culkin, academics are the most important thing to find in a program, so seeing how Northwestern values academics in their football program really stood out.
"I like how they keep academics as a big priority in the program," Culkin said.
Culkin also has some connections to the Evanston area. His father is a native of Chicago, so for Culkin, it was nice to return back to the Chicagoland area.
Despite being a talented basketball player, Culkin says his desire is to play football.
In his junior season with Indian Rocks Christian, Culkin finished with 28 catches for 547 yards and nine touchdowns.
You can see PurpleWildcat.com's one-on-one video interview with Traveon Henry by clicking this link.