The early signing period began on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 20, and it was quite a busy day for Northwestern recruiting.
The Wildcats signed all 16 commits in their 2018 recruiting class.
16 for 16.
— Pat Fitzgerald (@coachfitz51) December 20, 2017
Below find information on Northwestern’s 2018 recruiting class.
Projected Northwestern signees in the early signing period
Here is the list of verbal commits expected to sign with Northwestern (all star ratings are based on the 247Sports composite rankings):
|Commit||Position||Star rating||Height||Weight||High School|
|Devin O’Rourke||DE||4 stars||6-foot-6||240 pounds||Lincoln Way East (IL)|
|Greg Newsome||CB||3 stars||6-foot-1||170 pounds||IMG Academy (FL)|
|Andrew Leota||DE||3 stars||6-foot-3||220 pounds||Asheville (NC)|
|Khalid Jones II||ILB||3 stars||6-foot-1||225 pounds||Byrnes (SC)|
|Wyatt Blake||OG||3 stars||6-foot-3.5||308 pounds||Crystal Lake Central (IL)|
|Isaiah Bowser||RB||3 stars||6-foot-1||205 pounds||Sidney (OH)|
|Jason Whittaker||QB||3 stars||6-foot-4||197 pounds||Rockford (MI)|
|Drake Anderson||RB||3 stars||5-foot-11||180 pounds||Chandler (AZ)|
|Jeremiah McDonald||S||3 stars||6-foot-3||187 pounds||Northshore (LA)|
|Jacob Jefferson||WR||3 Stars||5-foot-10.5||170 pounds||St. Pius X (TX)|
|Charlie Mangieri||ATH||3 stars||6-foot-4||230 pounds||Dunlap (IL)|
|Brian Kaiser||TE||3 Stars||6-foot-7||210 pounds||New Trier (IL)|
|Jaylen Rivers||ATH||3 stars||6-foot-2||185 pounds||Grayson (GA)|
|Charles Schmidt||OG||3 stars||6-foot-4||270 pounds||Libertyville (IL)|
|Payne He’Bert||OT||3 stars||6-foot-4||273 pounds||Dawson (TX)|
|Grayson Mann||ILB||3 stars||5-foot-11||211 pounds||All Saints Episcopal (TX)|
Northwestern recruiting updates, signee tracker for the early signing period
Find updates for Northwestern’s 2018 recruiting class for the early signing period below.
Coach Pat Fitzgerald has been head coach of the Wildcats since the summer of 2006, making this his 11th year of recruiting. According to 247Sports, heading into this period, the Wildcats have the No. 46 recruiting class in the nation along with the No. 13 class in the Big Ten.
Last year, the Wildcats brought in 19 recruits, good for the No. 50 class in the nation.
Northwestern recruiting: Official signees for early signing period
- QB Jason Whittaker
- RB Isaiah Bowser
- LB Jaylen Rivers
- DL Wyatt Blake
- LB Khalid Jones
- DL Andrew Leota
- TE Brian Kaiser
- LB Grayson Mann
- ATH Charlie Mangieri
- S Jeremiah McDonald
- OG Charles Schmidt
- OL Payne He’Bert
- DL Devon O’Rourke
- WR Jacob Jefferson
- RB Drake Anderson
- CB Greg Newsome