Marcus High On Northwestern

Nathan Marcus, a 6-foot-5 tight end from Glenbard West (IL) High School, recently visited Northwestern's spring practice. The junior met with the coaching staff after watching the Wildcats. Go inside his recruitment in this update.

Glenbard West (IL) tight end Nathan Marcus returned to Evanston for the first time since receiving an offer from Northwestern. He watched the Wildcats' first spring practice, then met with the coaching staff.

Marcus, a 6-foot-5, 210-pounder, holds an offer from the Wildcats, Boston College, and Toledo. He has received interest from a number of Big Ten schools. He has no favorites yet, but likes Northwestern for a few reasons.

"I definitely like the location and how they're in (Chicago)," said Marcus of Northwestern. "They definitely offer a good education and I like everything about them."

Marcus is high on Northwestern for a variety of reasons, but a few specific things stand out.

"I like how they're in the Big Ten and how they're a prestigous academic institution," Marcus said.

The Glenbard West standout has heard what Northwestern is all about from a high school rival, Wheaton Warrenville South running back and future Wildcat Dan Vitale.

"(Vitale) says he loves it, the coaching staff is really great, and it's a really great school," said Marcus.

Marcus has begun to map out a timetable for his recruitment, including a potential decision date.

"After spring break, I'm going to to see a little more, and I'll be able to have a better idea. I may have my mind made up in the middle of the summer."

As a junior, Marcus helped the Glenbard West Hilltoppers to a record of 10-1, with their only loss coming in the IHSA 7A second round.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college football, college basketball and college baseball for Fox Sports & since 2009. He served as a writer for Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics, and is now the Publisher of, covering the Northwestern Wildcats.
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