NU offer opens special door for Queiro

Northwestern has already received a verbal commitment from senior safety Kyle Queiro, but is now turning its focus to his younger brother, junior linebacker Cameron Queiro. The Wildcats offered the standout on Tuesday, opening a possibility in which the family dreamed could happen.

Kyle and Cameron Queiro have been teammates on the football field since they were each little kids. Now, the two brothers are each highly touted prospects for Bergen Catholic (NJ). It has been a dream of their mother's for Kyle and Cameron to be teammates in college, too.

"My mom had told us how she wants us to grow up together," said Kyle Queiro, a current commit to Northwestern's 2013 class. "We have always been on the same team. Even before high school, she had been talking about us playing together in college, going to school together and living together."

The door is open for that possibility. On Tuesday, the younger Queiro received a phone call from Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald and received his first scholarship offer.

"He said we've been evaluating you on tape we think you're good enough to play for us," said Cameron Queiro of the offer from Northwestern.

The next step for Cameron was to tell his brother of the news.

"He was excited, as well as I was," Cam said of Kyle's reaction.

Ever since Kyle gave his verbal commitment to Northwestern in late June, his younger brother has been hearing all about the school. The older Queiro has raved about NU's campus, the facilities, and the people on campus.

"I can picture myself there," Cameron said of Northwestern. "It's a great school; great academics along with great football. "It's just a great atmosphere."

Now that Cameron is an important piece of Northwestern's recruiting plans, his brother is preparing his best recruiting pitch.

"I'm going to recruit as if I'm on the coaching staff," joked Kyle.

He added on a serious note, though, that he will leave the decision to Cameron.

He's not the same person as me," said Kyle. "I don't want to say he's definitely going to Northwestern. In my mind, I don't see what else to look for."

However, Kyle may not have to do much recruiting on his brother, who already is very high on what Northwestern has to offer.

"I've always wanted that option," Cameron said of his first offer. "I've been playing with my brother all my life. Now I could in college, too. [Northwestern] would be one of my top options."

At the early stage of his recruitment, Cameron, a linebacker prospect, has also received interest from Boston College, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Vanderbilt, among others.

The Queiro brothers are part of a pipeline to Bergen Catholic in which Northwestern has formed. That has already landed redshirt freshman receiver Cameron Dickerson, and has led NU coaches to recruiting high school junior tight end Garrett Dickerson.

Northwestern is hoping to add the Queiro family to its football family, a possibility that excites all involved.

"It's everything our mother wants coming to fruition," said Kyle of the chance his brother could become a Wildcat.

With Cameron's lead recruiter living one bedroom over, that possibility is very strong.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs. He currently resides on Chicago's north side.
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