Justice Shelton-Mosley began with a flattering comparison. An academic phenom, holding a 4.14 GPA at Capital Christian HS in Sacramento, he values NU's academic reputation.
With offensive coordinator Mick McCall working, and a Northwestern offer nearing, the three-star DB/WR set a visit to Chicago from April 2-5.
Shelton-Mosley projects as a defensive back at the next level, but will decide between DB and wide receiver upon his visit to NU. He might get offered before—or during—his visit, with the Wildcats seeming positive about his future.
He's positive about NU, as well. Though Cal and UCLA are among the academically solid schools on his trail, only UC Davis has offered. That's likely to change, with coaches across praising his speed and contemplating offers.
"Speed kills," Shelton-Mosley said. "I'm bringing the whole package. I can catch the ball, play safety, show my vision. [Coaches] can do a lot of things with me in four years."
With the staff likely to figure into his decision, Shelton-Mosley cited two other factors.
"The first thing that stands out with NU is academics," he said. "Then, the location on Lake Michigan. It's not too far from Chicago."
He'll watch Northwestern practice on the 5th, which should be one of the major elements of his decision.
"I actually want to see how the practices go," he said. "How they coach, how the coaching style, how the players interact with the coaches.
"That's probably the most important thing. How is their relationship? Are they timid? I also kind of want to see the players and how they manage their classes."
Shelton-Mosley reports interest from Cal, UCLA, Fresno State, San Jose State and Arizona State—with an offer from UC Davis.
If NU pulls the trigger and offers early, which looks like a possibility, this visit might be among the most important in spring.