Mooney to visit campus

Northwestern refuses to slow its pursuit of 2014 quarterback prospects. The latest to enter the equation is Brett Mooney of Jacobs (IL), who turned heads after his promising junior season. He visits campus on Thursday.

Another quarterback just entered the equation.

Northwestern – already dealing with a bevy of 2014 QB prospects – is welcoming Bret Mooney of Jacobs (IL) to campus.

Per the Chicago Sun-Times, Mooney stands at 6-4, 210. The size works to his advantage, though it does not necessarily follow the traditional model of NU quarterbacks.

Mooney caught the attention of several schools after an excellent junior season. He threw for 2,100 yards and 17 touchdowns, even showcasing some mobility. He told Brian Town of Irish Sports Daily that his best 40 time is a respectable 4.72.

The Wildcats have shown interest in Clayton Thorson, DeShone Kizer and Chris Durkin. All are 2014 quarterbacks. Mooney, a much less-heralded recruit compared to the other three, could stick around with continued strong play. He may even wind up at an NU summer camp.

After a busy weekend of recruiting, in which they welcomed several four-star prospects to campus, the Wildcats aren't stopping anytime soon. Mooney is just another quarterback to keep your eye on.

Also of note: 2012 Cary-Grove (IL) QB Quinn Baker will visit campus. The 6A state finalist could be a potential walk-on candidate.

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