MacPherson Visits Bookman

Northwestern recruiting coordinator Matt MacPherson stopped by Canal Winchester (OH) High School on Tuesday, during his tour in Ohio, and visited with Patrick Bookman. MacPherson suggested an offer is possible for the junior defensive back.

Patrick Bookman was sitting in class at Canal Winchester (OH) High School, when he was called down to the office. He was greeted by a familiar face, Northwestern recruiting coordinator Matt MacPherson, whom he met with recently in Evanston.

MacPherson invited the defensive back to attend one of Northwestern's camps this summer, where he can fight for a scholarship offer.

The junior defensive back already has the date marked in his calender.

"June 8th," Bookman proclaimed. "That's the date that I'll be there."

Bookman is also receiving strong recruiting interest from Cincinnati and Purdue, but is attending Northwestern's camp first. He's working hard to earn an offer.

"I've been lifting three or four times a week," said Bookman. "And running after all of those, getting my speed where it needs to be, doing drills. It means a lot to me and (Northwestern) is a place I could see myself doing very well."

On the Thursday prior to Northwestern's spring game, Bookman toured campus in Evanston, and made a connection with NU coaches, including MacPherson.

"Coach MacPherson was very welcoming to me and my grandfather when I visited," said Bookman. "It was like he always knew me. That meant a lot to me."

If an offer were to come in June, Bookman would give it very strong consideration.

"Northwestern is a hard school to turn down, and I'm definitely sure I would have a very hard time," he said. "I can't find any negatives in it to say this isn't the right shool for me."

Chris Emma has covered college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports since 2009. He covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs.
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