Cats sign 15 players

According to the Trib, Northwestern signed 15 HS players today.

No transfers in, 4 transfers out.

Mike Nolan

I will “assume” the transfers out were not starters? since I haven’t heard any great cry about them leaving.

I am amazed at the top ranked kids who are transferring because the team recruited a 5 star at their position, and they don’t see how they will beat the new kid out.

I can’t imagine what RW would make of all this - he used to put position players up against each other, then recruit a "on paper better"player to challenge the starter. It worked most of the time, altho a good QB coach would have turned Kain Colter into a version of (the Ravens) Jackson (teach him now to pass the ball).

But losing any player at NU to a bigger program because they were recruited based on our potential play is a royal “Bite.”

Go B1GCats



Ranking: No. 91 nationally, No. 18 in Big Ten

Ryan Boe, QB,Batavia
Callen Campbell, DL, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Idrys Cotton, OL, Canton, Mich.
Terrion Curry-Hicks, CB, Lexington, Ky.
Hayden Eligon II, WR, Lakewood, Calif.
Carson Grove, WR, Hersey
Qayvier Johnson, LB, New Haven, Conn.
Sean Martin, S, Cleveland
Timi Oke, CB, London
Dashun Reeder, RB, Greer, S.C.
Troy Regovich, DL, Chesterland, Ohio
Patrick Schaller, TE, Glenbrook North
Matthew Smith, LB, Durham, N.C.
Braxton Strong, DL, Peru, Ind.
Tito Williams Jr., S, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Transfers in: None

Transfers out: 4

Cole Freeman, QB
Matt Lawson, DL
Josh Priebe, OL
Nigel Williams, CB

Braun mentioned getting a Northwestern Degree two or three times when he talked about the class in the Press Conference:

other highlights:

Talking about no scholarships to offer? we have 112 scholarship players? - looking for Walk-ons? and then the transfer portal?

Are we losing an assistant coach?

He cares less about class rankings. (I’ve always said to ask me in 3 years about the recruiting class)

“Young men who value a Northwestern degree.”

Offensive Line is a Problem? looking to the transfer portal?

Transfer has to by “our kind of guy.” fit into the locker room. Has to fill an immediate need.

Sounds a lot like Fitz and RW…

Go B1GCats


Priebe is (was?) mostly definitely a starter on the OL. Maybe the best OL player? So, that’s a big loss. It sounded like (from his post) that he entered the portal due to uncertainty about whether the OL coach would be retained.