Jorgenson commits to Cats

Paul Jorgenson said Michigan State was "the school I rooted for growing up." Nonetheless, Jorgenson has committed to Northwestern, shunning his childhood favorite in East Lansing and becoming NU's first offensive line commit of 2010.

Paul Jorgenson, an offensive lineman from Dewitt, Mich., committed to Northwestern on Wednesday. Jorgenson, who also fielded offers from Michigan State, Stanford, Illinois and a handful of other schools, is NU's fifth commit of 2010, although the first that will man the offensive line.

Jorgenson tips the scales at 6-7 and about 250 pounds, although he told at the end of May that he had gained 20 pounds of muscle. The one-star prospect camped at Florida in June, although he did not garner an offer from the defending champs.

Judging from Jorgenson's rhetoric in May, it seemed that Michigan State, which had recently offered, may have had the inside track for his services.

"That's the school I rooted for growing up and everything," Jorgenson said of Michigan State. "It's one of the big offers that I was waiting for. It was a real good feeling getting that offer.

"It means that obviously they feel I'm one of the top offensive linemen in Michigan and the fact that they were one of my favorite schools growing up and they offered me to play football for them, it's just a special thing."

Still, Jorgenson has committed to NU. More on Jorgenson and his commitment coming soon from Purple Reign.

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