Cannon High On Northwestern

Still trying to get his first DI offer, Marquette University High School linebacker Connor Cannon (Milwaukee, WI) has been busy on the recruitment trail this summer. Cannon has ended up in Evanston twice to workout for the Wildcats, once for a one-day camp, and again for the Chicagoland Showcase.

"I thought I did really well at both," Cannon said. "Coaches were talking to me and interested, that's always really nice to see."

Cannon said he is currently interested in Southern Methodist, Texas Tech, Akron, Bowling Green, Fordham, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa State, as well as Northwestern. But according to Cannon, NU is high on his list.

I really like Northwestern, I am really impressed with the way it's run," Cannon said. "The coaching staff is extremely impressive, the way they deal with players is impressive. The facilities are top notch, some of the best around the country."

For Cannon, however, the education of Northwestern is what truly sets it apart from other schools.

"In picking a school right now, definitely education will be the number one factor. They're all DI schools, I'll be playing top notch ball wherever I go," he said. "What I really like – why Northwestern is so appealing – it's Big Ten football, but the education there is second to none when you compare it to other DI schools."

Cannon also said his cousin, Joe Cannon, currently plays for NU, and that the two have spoken several times about what being part of the program is like.

"I've talked to him a little bit, he says you have to show up every day 100 percent ready to go," Cannon said. "Fitz brings out best of all his players, and from camps I can see that too."

Cannon will continue his recruitment throughout the fall, including several official visits to schools. He said he is hopeful that the fall with be an important time for his recruitment.

"Having made a decision by signing day would be nice," he said. "I'm just going to ride out the recruiting process, and however it's going to turn out is however it turns out."

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