About this time yesterday, we were breaking the unfortunate news that Jaren Sina would not be arriving at Northwestern. Today, we have some good recruiting news.
Gaithersburg, Maryland, running back Solomon Vault became the fifth member of Northwestern’s 2014 football recruiting class after tweeting his decision out Thursday morning.
— Solomon Vault (@Apex_4) April 18, 2013
Vault is an athletic running back and adds another skilled player to a strong looking class. And that is with five guys already in the hopper this early in the recruiting season.
Nick Medline of Scout and Louie Vacchar of Rivals project Vault as a potential slot receiver in Northwestern’s offense and he will likely be redshirted as he is listed at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds by the recruiting services. The three-star athlete received offers from Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Tennessee among others. He ran for more than 1,200 yards and 22 touchdowns last year. He also posted a 11.33 seconds in the 100 meters on the track.
He may be small, but he is speedy.
The Wildcats seem to be collecting a lot of these versatile players in their recruiting class so far. That is not too uncommon for Northwestern. Once he gets to Evanston, the Cats will find the right spot for him.
Pat Fitzgerald appears to be doing his homework early this year again. The recruiting class, which is expected to be small this year because of available scholarships, is already taking shape.
Welcome to the family, Solomon!