Bir Feels NU a Perfect Fit

Park Hills, Kentucky product Blake Bir has a visit set to Northwestern, his favorite school. The junior quarterback prospect may be close to an offer from the Wildcats. He discusses the possibility in this recruiting update.

Covington Catholic (KY) High School quarterback Blake Bir is high on Northwestern's recruiting board, and may be close to an offer. He will visit Evanston on the weekend of March 23rd, and is excited to tour campus.

"I'm really looking foward to it because I've heard it's really nice," said Bir of Northwestern. "It's close to Chicago, which is pretty sweet. It's right on Lake Michigan, that's really nice right there."

Bir will visit Western Kentucky and Bowling Green before seeing Northwestern, then will tour Princeton in April. He has picked up interest from Indiana, Kentucky, Bowling Green, Marshall, Miami (OH), Ohio, and others.

Bir does not have an offer from the Wildcats, but may be close. He is currently on the waiting list behind NU's six quarterback targets.

The quarterback is holding out hope for an offer from Northwestern, his No. 1 school. He feels its a perfect fit, for a few reasons.

"The reason why Northwestern is my number one school is its great academics and their offense is the same as what we run at high school," he said. "I would fit perfectly there. I've been running the same offense for eight years. I feel like I could have a grasp on what they're doing."

Bir visited Northwestern for its game with Michigan State, and toured the football facilities. He did not, however, get to see campus, so that is a priority for his upcoming stop. He also hopes to meet with head coach Pat Fitzgerald.

"Everything seems like he's a great guy," Bir said. "Players seem to love playing for him."

If a Northwestern offer were to come for Bir, he would be very excited.

"That would be great," he said about the thought of being offered by NU. "That's a number one school for me. It would be awesome to play there."

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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