Northwestern University announced last Monday that:
Would all be honored on Senior Day Saturday.
- WR Ashton Aikens
- WR Frank Bass
- WR/Holder Eric Batis
- SAF Sundi Brewer-Griffin
- DT Luis Castillo
- DT Colby Clark
- LT Trai Essex
- RB Noah Herron
- P/K Brian Huffman,
- LG Ikechuku Ndukwe
- OL Adam Paoli
- OLB John Pickens
- SS Dominique Price
- RG Matt Ulrich
- LCB Marvin Ward
What that gives us is the first set of numbers on our chart - we subtract 15 from the 85 scholarship then add the 5 commits and we come up with a projected 10 rides left to give.
But NU lost two players in October, so you add those back in and NU recruiters still have 12 more football schollies.
When you look at the composition of the Senior class, 9 are starters [5 on offense and 4 on defense], and 2 more are integral parts of the Special Teams.
The good news is that you can already see some of the replacements showing up among the commits, but NU needs to pick up a couple more D-Linemen, 3 or more O-Linemen, and some D-Back and Wide Receivers.
Of course, Coach Walker could award a few Walk-ons full scholarships, but they usually do that in the Spring.
In any case, the recruiting season is starting to heat up - the next big Official Visit day is December 3rd, and the Cats have at least 8 top prospects scheduled.
|Go Cats Beat 'em All|
|Talk about it on
the Purple Boards
|All Items Copyright 2004 by PurpleWildcats/Purple Reign|