Nothing like Northwestern recruiting to spice up seemingly news-less NU summer days. Today, multiple sites reported that Noah Westerfield, a
2-star(boo Rivals!) 3-star (go Scout!)DE, who elected to use Twitter as his means of announcing his commitment to NU after this weekend’s visit to the Evanston campus. Westerfield, a 6-3, 205 pound native of Frisco (Wakeland), Texas cited “family atmosphere” and an amazing conversation with Fitz as the final piece of his college search journey. However, as InsideNU.com posted awhile back, this recruiting story was atypical from the start. Westerfield recruited Northwestern, actually contacting the staff originally, saying he wanted to go to NU.
In the process, several other suitors stepped-up their games and NU beat out Boise State and SMU among a list that numbered in to the double-digits. As far as ratings star power, Westerfield is on the lower end of the star-studded scale for the ’14 class, but as Fitz will be sure to tell you, that means nothing. Personally, I love this story. A Texas high school player going on the proactive and contacting NU saying “I’m all in” from the get-go. That kind of love of the program combined with a level of skill that actually earned an offer in this class is something that you just get the sense will play out on the field in years to come. Westerfield becomes the 13th member of the 2014 class and by most accounts, including Fitz himself (who mentioned at one point he believes this will be a 15-person class), there are just two spots left.
Welcome aboard Noah, we’re thrilled to have you.
LTP Purple Plunge Final Push
In case you missed this morning’s post, we’re in closing time for the LTP ticket program. We’ve picked up even more momentum and are now just 15 season tickets and 20 single game tickets away from reaching our 2013 goal! Click here or scroll down to get the update from this morning. Shout outs forthcoming.