NU Recruiting Notebook

In this installment of the NU Recruiting Notebook, we look at how the dominoes are falling and where the Wildcats stand with a number of their top prospects.

For the first time in a while, it was a quiet week on the Northwestern recruiting front. After an exciting weekend that saw the Wildcats take in four verbal commitments, things slowed down for NU. However, some of the Wildcats' prospects made moves to go elsewhere.

This week, we examine Northwestern's next moves, potential commits, and review the week's news. The wheel keeps turning

Northwestern is, again, back to square one in their recruitment of quarterbacks. Earlier this week, Bilal Marshall told PurpleWildcats.com that Northwestern is no longer an option. Things continued to add up on Wednesday as three quarterbacks who may have been in line for an offer—Zachary Terrell, Tony Annese, and Anthony Maddie—each committed elsewhere.

The Wildcats now have an offer out to one quarterback—five-star Gunner Kiel—who is very, very unlikely to choose Northwestern. Now, the NU coaches are in search of another quarterback to offer. Potential options are Brendan Nosovitch, Mott Dobson, Steve Donatell, Jeff Lockie, and under-the-radar QB Kedric Bostic. Bostic has heard from the Wildcats during his recruitment, but things have died down lately. Like Marshall, Bostic is another quarterback from the sunshine state who could be a talented gunslinger at the college level.

A few setting up visits

This week, Dublin (OH) Coffman wide receiver Marcus Davis said he is planning on setting up a visit to Northwestern. Davis is one of many prospects who is working on making a trip to Evanston. Cornerback Dwight White Jr.—who NU offered last month—is also planning a visit.

One more defensive back who is planning a visit to Northwestern is Izaiah Robinson, a safety who was offered by the Wildcats. To see the full story on Robinson, click HERE

PurpleWildcats.com will keep you updated on any developments.

An update on Odenigbo

Four-star LB Ifeadi Odenigbo remains high on Northwestern, but recently took visits to two of his other top schools—Stanford and Cal. Scout's TheBootleg.com broke down the standout linebacker's two visits on the west coast. You can get the extensive details by clicking HERE and HERE.

Some stuff on Seth

PurpleWildcats.com spoke with four-star safety Seth Jacobs earlier this week. Jacobs said "Northwestern is in the mix." The main reason for his interest is Northwestern's mix of academics and athletics—something which he is hoping to find in the right school. Click HERE to see the story on Jacobs.

Looking ahead to 2013

This week, Northwestern became the latest team to offer junior-to-be running back Ty Isaac, a standout at Joliet Catholic. Isaac joins Northwestern commit Malin Jones in a platoon in the Hilltoppers' backfield. Isaac added the offer after impressing at Northwestern's camp.

"I've been to the school, a few times, it's a great place, great school," Isaac told Scout's Allen Trieu. "It's another school you know is real good one."

The Wildcats have also offered two other 2013 prospects—quarterback Matthew Alviti and defensive tackle Henry Poggi. During the week, both Alviti and Isaac spoke highly of Northwestern. Early on, the ‘Cats are in good shape.

Nothing from Herman yet

Carmel (IN) High School safety Jimmy Herman originally said he would make his commitment in the end of June but the month has come and gone with no decision. Herman has had good things to say about Northwestern. We'll be sure to keep you updated if anything happens.

What's to come this weekend?

Chris Purple Wildcats is on vacation this weekend but we'll still have stories. Look for some information on the quarterbacks and wide receiver position along with updates on some prospects who are nearing a decision.


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