Commitment #5 For Northwestern

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Northwestern University landed a verbal commitment from one of the most intriguing prospects in the Land of Lincoln.

Ben Rinker, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end from Barrington, Illinois has accepted a scholarship offer to play for Randy Walker and the Wildcats.

"Coach Walker called me a couple of weeks ago and offered me," said Rinker.

"After thinking about everything, I called Coach Walker back and told him I wanted to commit. I told him everything that I liked about Northwestern.

"I'm just waiting to get through admissions and I'll have my official offer in writing. Everything will be official from there.

"Western Michigan was talking about an offer, Kansas, Navy and Bowling Green are all still talking to me.

"I'm still listening to schools because I don't have my official offer in my hands yet but I did call Coach Walker and I gave him my verbal commitment."

Why is Rinker so intriguing? He's a tight end that was moved to offensive tackle this year by Barrington Head Coach Joey Sanchez.

This is a move that Ben Rinker could have vetoed because it would hurt his chances of being recruited as a tight end. However, Rinker didn't say a negative word about the move and he's helped his team to a 7-0 record. Tonight Barrington will try to finish the season undefeated by defeating Palatine (Fremd) and Wisconsin bound running back Jamil Walker.

Rinker is a team player and he's a young man that any coach would love to have on their side. Northwestern is getting a class young man. A young man that will put his team in front of himself, a trait that's becoming very rare these days indeed.

Which position will Rinker play for the Wildcats?

"Coach Walker said I'll be playing tight end." Rinker said.

"Coach Walker had a chance to see me at (Northwestern) camp and he told me that he just wanted to see some senior film before offering me. They wanted to see me block. I guess they liked what they saw. Coach Walker also said that he likes my speed and balance."

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