Niko Mafuli brings size and speed to the NU D

With eight of the 12 Northwestern Commits apparently slated for the defense, its obvious that the Cats and new Head coach Pat Fitzgerald put a premium on recruiting defenders in 2006. Here's the latest Purple Reign defense recruiting chart and the latest on one of the class of 2007's bigger kids...
August 29, 2006

Random Thoughts: A New NU Defense?

For several years we've heard lots of talk about Northwestern University switching to a new defensive scheme. While Randy Walker seemed committed to the 4-3, many on his defensive staff were convinced that NU had the personnel to eventually play with one man up front in the middle, and four linebackers - the 3-4. Maybe not this year, but in 2007????
August 14, 2006

Missouri OL Says Cats #1

From Last Week - now we've learned Niko Mafuli, a three-star recruit, from University High in St. Louis, Mo., with plenty of scholarship offers has committed to the Wildcats. Mafuli will be a three-year varsity starter in 2006. This past season, Mafuli paved the way for Northwestern recruit Stephen Simmons and received all-state honors.
July 21, 2006