Another big on the radar

Maybe big states produce bigger players. Along with the trio of California big men you read about Tuesday, Northwestern is recruiting another center out of Texas. Inside, get the details on the 6-9 prospect who can add Northwestern to his swelling list of options.

The other day Purple Reign reported that Northwestern is vying for a trio of big men from California – 6-7 forward Ryan Anderson, 6-9 center Kenyatta Smith and 6-10 center Kyle Caudill.

Well, maybe big states produce bigger players.

A source confirmed to Purple Reign that the Wildcats have dipped their paws into Texas to recruit 6-9, 210-pound center Geoffrey Groselle. (Various sites list Groselle anywhere from 6-9 to 6-10 to 6-11. Let's just say he's big.)

Scout.com rates Groselle, from Plano, as a two-star prospect. Along with Northwestern, Groselle has offers from Colorado, Creighton, Houston, Iowa State, Tulane, Utah, Wyoming and others.

Attempts by Purple Reign to reach Groselle by phone have been unsuccessful.

Northwestern already has a pair of 2011 commits: 6-1 guard David Sobolewski and 6-3 guard Tre Demps. The Cats, therefore, are set for this class in the backcourt.

However, with four players slated to graduate at the end of the 2011 season – and with would-be senior Kevin Coble opting to forgo his senior season and would-be junior Kyle Rowley transferring – there is plenty of wiggle room when it comes to scholarships.

And plenty of need for some big men – like Groselle.

You can contact Purple Reign at northwestern.scout@gmail.com


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