Analyzing Each Offer

PurpleWildcats.com looks at every one of Northwestern's class of 2012 offers and analyzes where each player stands and what the Wildcats' chances are.

Jordan Diamond, NU's Odds: Very Low—Diamond is one of the most highly-touted recruits in the state of Illinois, and has drawn national interest. Northwestern got their offer in early, but it's hard to see him ending up in Evanston.

Ifeadi Odenigbo, NU's Odds: High—Ever since his visit in June, Odenigbo has been very high on Northwestern. Pat Fitzgerald left a great impression on the four-star linebacker, which locked the Wildcats into his list of favorites. Other schools in the mix include Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Stanford. It appears to be an even playing field between those four teams.

Davonte' Neal, NU's Odds: Medium—The two-way standout has drawn interest from all across the country, and Northwestern is one of the schools who would love to have him. Neal has a long list of offers, but has expressed interest in the Wildcats.

Quanzell Lambert, NU's Odds: High—The four-star linebacker has made his plans to take an official visit in Evanston, and Northwestern has been one of his favorite schools. Lambert also has visits planned at Alabama, Iowa, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, so the Wildcats will have a challenge in swaying him to Evanston.

William Mahone, NU's Odds:L ow—The talented running back has expressed interest in Northwestern, but recently told IrishEyes.com that Notre Dame is his new favorite. This one will likely come down to Notre Dame and Pittsburgh, who he visited yesterday, but stranger things have happened, so I won't count out Northwestern.

Faith Ekakitie, NU's Odds: Very High—Last time PW spoke with Faith Ekakitie, he was wearing a Northwestern Wildcats t-shirt. Coincidence, of course, but you get the point. Ekakitie has nothing but great things to say about Northwestern and Pat Fitzgerald. He has made it clear that they are one of his favorites. NU has a very good shot at landing this talented defensive end.

Seth Jacobs, NU's Odds: Low—Jacobs has made intentions to commit on National Signing Day, and it's unlikely that he will pull a purple Northwestern hat. The four-star has not listed any favorites, but has expressed interest in Arkansas, UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State, and a few others.

Bam Bradley, NU's Odds: Very Low—The impressive three-star safety has an offer from Northwestern, but hasn't shown much interest in them. Ohio State, Pittsburgh, and Stanford are amongst the leaders for Bradley.

Taiwan Johnson, NU's Odds: Very Low—Johnson cut his list down to Oklahoma State, Rice, Arkansas, SMU, and Nebraska. He appeared interested in Northwestern when they extended an offer, but they appear to be out of the running.

Karl Joseph, NU's Odds: Very Low—Northwestern may be set at safety for this class, and they backed off their recruitment of this three-star safety. Joseph is fielding interest from Florida, UCF, Tennessee, West Virginia, Cincinnati, and South Carolina.

Trace Clark, NU's Odds: Very Low—The three-star defensive end made a visit to Northwestern over the summer and had a nice time with the coaching staff, but the Wildcats missed his end-of-summer cut. Stanford, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oregon, and Iowa are in his final seven.

Anthony Morgan, NU's Odds: Very Low—Iowa, Arizona, Stanford, New Mexico, Virginia, Utah State, and Rice are all in the mix, according to Morgan's most recent interview with Scout.com. Northwestern is likely on the outside looking in.

Lakeith Walls, NU's Odds: High—Walls told PurpleWildcats.com on Thursday that he thinks Northwestern could be a good fit with their academic prestige, something which he values and hopes to find in the right school. He is considering an official visit to Evanston. It appears that Northwestern has a shot at the talented running back.

Traveon Henry, NU's Odds: High—The three-star running back has visited Evanston, met with the coaching staff, and has held the Wildcats as one of favorites all along. Other schools in the mix include Boston College and Georgia Tech. The Wildcats definitely have a shot as well.

Nana Kyeremeh, NU's Odds: Medium—Kyeremeh has picked up offers from Boston College, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, and a few others to go with Northwestern, but the Wildcats are definitely in the running as well. The coaches are hoping to get him to Evanston for a visit. That may help NU get a leg up.

Anthony Wales, NU's Odds: Medium—The Louisville native has given his hometown Cardinals heavy consideration, but is hoping to make a stop in Evanston for an official visit. Other schools in the mix include Illinois, Kentucky, and others.

Nate Lohn, NU's Odds: Medium—The highly-touted defensive end has a long list of offers, but the Wildcats have solidified themselves into his plans. Lohn is contemplating an official visit to Evanston this year. NU coach Dennis Springer recently stopped by Lohn's Staley High School to watch practice. Northwestern appears to be in the mix.

Eric Wilson, NU's Odds: High—Wilson has four offers on the table—Northwestern, West Virginia, Toledo, and Central Michigan. The standout receiver has spoken highly of the Wildcats throughout his recruitment. NU has a decent chance at landing this under-the-radar prospect.

Jehu Chesson NU's Odds: Medium—Pat Fitzgerald recently stopped by Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and has shown plenty of interest in this talented receiver. Chesson has a long list of offers, but it appears Northwestern is very much in the mix.

Abner Logan, NU's Odds: High—Over the summer, Logan described Northwestern as an "Ivy League education with Big Ten football," and added that he likes the program. It's fair to say that the Wildcats have made a strong impression thus far. They'll have to fend him away from Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, Syracuse, and others.

Guito Ervilus, NU's Odds: Medium—With his great versatility, Guito Ervilus has drawn interest from a number of schools across the country. His next step with Northwestern is setting up a campus visit and meeting with the coaching staff.

Izaiah Robinson, NU's Odds: High—The defensive back narrowed down his list to Northwestern, Washington State, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State—though only the Wildcats and Cougars have extended offers.

Martel Summers, NU's Odds: Very High—Summers is looking closely at two Wildcats—Northwestern and Arizona. The next step in his recruitment is to make a stop at Tucson and meet with head coach Mike Stoops. After that, he will make a decision.

Elston Lane, NU's Odds: Low—Lane was once a commit to SMU, but backed off on that, and appears to be high on Vanderbilt. Northwestern's odds are at slim to nothing.

Jeremy Gloston, NU's Odds:High—The Florida native is very interested in two Illinois schools—Northwestern and Illinois. He has set a decision date for October 16th—his mother's birthday. Northwestern will definitely be in the picture.

Tylor Harris, NU's Odds:Medium—The Louisiana standout has picked up more interest and his stock is definitely on the rise, but Northwestern is still in the running.


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