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  1. Two for Mizzou: Lee keeps Tigers on roll

    Jared Shanker

    Missouri was expected to be an afterthought in the SEC in 2013. The same belief was held regarding the 2014 recruiting class. Well, the Tigers control their own destiny in the SEC, and their 2014 class is emerging into a top-40 class nationally. E...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  2. Four-star Dickerson names final three

    Jared Shanker

    A top five emerged for ESPN 300 prospect Garrett Dickerson (Oradell, N.J./Bergen Catholic) a few months ago, and he was hoping to visit some of those schools this summer. Those visits never came to fruition, so Dickerson decided to cut his list to th...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  3. Hall jumps on NU offer; joins brother

    Jared Shanker

    The summer camp season is when you see schools send out several new offers. Some of those offers turn into immediate commitments. Such is the case with athlete Nathan Hall (Sylvania, Ohio/Southview). Hall landed an offer from Northwestern over the...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  4. Camps could bring more offers for Nagel

    Jared Shanker

    The first camp of the summer for 2015 receiver Flynn Nagel (Chicago/Marist) ended with an offer. He has at least four more camps in the month of June, so he hopes finishes the month with four more scholarships. Nagel's first stop was at nearby Ill...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  5. Four-star Kief visiting top schools soon

    Jared Shanker

    CINCINNATI -- Derek Kief will have a lot of time to ponder his recruitment next week. He has close to a four-hour drive to Atlanta and then a flight back home to Cincinnati. The four-star Cincinnati LaSalle receiver will visit Alabama this weekend...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  6. Fitzgerald's new best recruiting tool

    Jared Shanker

    A few years ago, most would have called Pat Fitzgerald delusional. Even more would have called his pitch sour grapes for missing out on so many prospects to the rest of the Big Ten. But in the midst of a 2014 recruiting class already considered North...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  7. College football recruiting -- Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald buil...

    Jared Shanker

    Pat Fitzgerald has never tried to impress recruits with what Northwestern can offer them. Instead, he lets his team's success be his recruiting pitch, and it's working.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2013
  8. ESPN 150 OT has top eight in mind

    Jared Shanker

    It was a Thursday night in late April and Alex Bookser (Pittsburgh/Mount Lebanon) was watching the NFL draft. A 6-foot-6, 295-pound prospect, Bookser is being recruited as a lineman on both sides of the ball. Bookser was an offensive lineman by th...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  9. Wildcats continue hot streak, add commit

    Jared Shanker

    The hottest team in the Big Ten right now isn't Michigan or Ohio State or Penn State or any of the traditional power schools in the conference. It's Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald. Jacksonville (Ill.) High offensive tackle Blake Hance is th...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  10. Fitzgerald lands another four-star for NU

    Jared Shanker

    A top 20 recruiting class is not good enough for Northwestern any longer. Pat Fitzgerald is making a push for the top 15, and he added another impressive piece Tuesday. Four-star running back Justin Jackson (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North) comm...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  11. Recruiting pitches: Big Ten

    Jared Shanker

    Inspired by Florida's "#ComePlayWRFortheJoker" campaign">Florida's "#ComePlayWRFortheJoker" campaign, our recruiting writers looked at other ways schools can sell themselves on the trail. Here's a look at recruiting pitches for the Big Ten: Illino...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  12. Four-star ATH commits with midnight text

    Jared Shanker

    Heath Watkins woke up Sunday morning in his hotel room and decided to take a quick look at his phone. He saw a message from his son Dareian Watkins, sent at 12:15 a.m. Usually a text that late would bring concern to a parent, but the moment could ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  13. Watkins not ready to leave Michigan State

    Jared Shanker

    With two commitments, Mark Dantonio was already having a pretty good weekend. The Michigan State coach would have had a great one if he landed one more important piece. Galion (Ohio) High School athlete Dareian Watkins did not commit, but he wasn'...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  14. Offer helps Penn State in chase for ATH

    Jared Shanker

    With time running out, Penn State was not going to hang around any longer. Galion (Ohio) High School athlete Dareian Watkins is set to make his decision sometime in May, and Penn State was the only finalist yet to offer the 6-foot-1, 195-pound pro...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  15. Four teams safe in Dickerson's top 10

    Jared Shanker

    This past weekend, Garrett Dickerson (Oradell, N.J./Bergen Catholic) sat in on a sleep study at Stanford. Now the Cardinal coaches are hoping Dickerson puts his recruitment to bed. While the 6-foot-4, 240-pound ESPN Watch List tight end is not rea...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  16. Northwestern lands another Ohio lineman

    Jared Shanker

    Pat Fitzgerald has signed an offensive lineman from Ohio in each of the last three recruiting classes. If all goes well between now and signing day 2014, he will make it a fourth consecutive class with a lineman from the Buckeye State. Ben Oxley (...

    Blog | April 06, 2013