Happy National Signing Day. Northwestern’s 21 commits (the largest class of the Pat Fitzgerald era) hail from 10 states. The Wildcats signed 13 of their 21 players from three states—five from Pennsylvania, four from Illinois and four from Ohio.
In addition, Northwestern announced this past weekend the addition of highly touted wide receiver Kyle Prater (Maywood, Ill./Proviso West), who is transferring to Northwestern from USC. More on Prater here. His presence beefs up the class quite a bit. And there’s some top prospects in it, we’ll highlight the highlights of it.
Let’s start with the jewel of the class.
IFEADI ODENIGBO (pronounced if-AH-dee o-DEN-uh-bo)
6-3 • 217
Centerville, Ohio • Centerville
Projected Position: Outside Linebacker
High School: ESPN.com four-star (ESPNU 150), Under Armour All-American and SuperPrep All-America selection Ranked as No. 51 overall prospect by ESPN.com … Ranked sixth-best defensive end and No. 1 player in the Midwest Region and Ohio by ESPN.com … ...