Big Ten Wildcats dip into Texas


Three-star offensive guard Brad North (Allen, Texas) has committed to play for Northwestern, multiple sources report.

The 6-foot-2, 280-pound prospect also received scholarship offers from Arkansas State, Boise State, Colorado State, Houston, Nevada, North Texas, San Diego State, Utah State, Texas-San Antonio, Wake Forest and Washington State.

Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico and Purdue also recruited the nation's No. 38-rated guard.

North displayed impressive athleticism for a lineman on the Nike Combine circuit this spring posting an electronically-timed 5.45 40-yard dash, 4.97 20-yard shuttle, 23.6-inch vertical and 62.46 SPARQ.

ESPN 150 dual-threat quarterback Matt Alviti (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine Township South) headlines Northwestern's class.