Boylan Kicker Set For NU Visit

Northwestern will host Rockford Boylan (Ill.) kicker Sean Slattery for spring practice next week. He hopes to prove worthy of a scholarship offer. Go inside as Slattery previews his visit in this recruiting update.

Rockford Boylan (Ill.) kicker Sean Slattery has heard all about Northwestern from former teammate Dean Lowry, a Wildcat commit. Next week, Slattery will take it in first-hand as he visits Evanston for the Wildcats' spring practice.

"(Lowry) told me a lot of good things about Northwestern," said Slattery. "The coaches are awesome, the campus is cool. I'm excited to get more familiar with the program for sure."

Slattery has also received interest from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Illinois, and a number of others. During his last visit in Evanston, during the Wildcats' bowl preparations, he got a good look at how the team operates.

Prior to the practice, though, he joined the Northwestern kickers and head coach Pat Fitzgerald for a meeting.

"They're really hands-on, so it's all right there in front of you," Slattery said. "You get to meet all the coaches, its a really great atmopehere. I like it alot."

Slattery already knows what to expect of Northwestern. He hopes to meet with the coaches and players.

"I'm just looking forward to watching practice, getting a feeling with the coaches and guys, and see how the kicker do things in practice," said Slattery.

Thus far, Slattery has not received any indications as to where he stands with Northwestern. That will likely change this summer when he attends camp in Evanston, offering a chance to fight for a scholarship offer.

"I'm just hoping to do my best and see where I stand, then go from there," he said. "It's still pretty early for kicker, they don't usually get offers as quickly as others do. I just want to prove myself and see where it goes."

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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