Speedster Hearing From NU

Danny Anthrop's name is getting around. The speedster from Lafayette, IN. attended 15 camps during the summer and impressed coaches with his sub-4.3 time in the 40-yard dash. Northwestern has begun to show the wide receiver interest and now he is making plans to visit campus.

"They said they wanted to get me out to see what Northwestern is all about," said Danny Anthrop, who is planning on attending Northwestern's game against Michigan in October.

Anthrop (6-1, 180) holds offers from Akron and Buffalo and has receivers interest from Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, and others.

Northwestern has just recently begun to show the standout receiver interest and one thing stands out to the NU coaches.

"They said they like fast guys so that's what they're looking for out of me," said Anthrop. "My 40 time is usually 4.3 and I ran a 4.2 at Bowling Green."

Overall, Anthrop thinks highly of Northwestern.

"I'm really interested," said Anthrop. "It's Big Ten and not too far from home—only two and a half hours. I like that and know they have a lot of tradition.

Anthrop has never met any Northwestern coaches and still has not communicated with head coach Pat Fitzgerald, though he has heard good things about the Wildcats' head coach. One important thing stands out about Fitzgerald.

"I know he's got a contract through 2020," Anthrop said of Fitzgerald. "That would be cool to play for a coach who would be there all four years instead of leaving after a few years."

Anthrop is a jack of all trades with Central Catholic High School. His specialty is as a slot receiver but he also plays tailback, safety, returns kicks and punts, runs the wildcat formation, and is set to be the team's kicker.

While NU is just beginning to express interest, Anthrop likes what he's heard so far. However, they are not his favorite school.

"Right now, they're right up there with everybody," he said. "Akron is my first right now then Northwestern, Purdue, Notre Dame they're all in the mix."

Anthrop is set to visit campus on October 8th but could not guarantee he would still be open to other schools by then.

"Those schools that have offered me are pressuring me to commit," he said. "I might be off the market but you never know. I'd like to wait to get up there."

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