NCF On The Trail: Northwestern football

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 weekend. He mulled the offer for less than 24 hours before pledging to the Wildcats.

“I really like the coaching staff,” Hall said. “The academics are second to none, great campus. I really like what the staff has done with the program in the past few years.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Hall will likely play linebacker for the Wildcats, who now have 12 commitments in their 2014 class.

Hall’s older brother Jimmy Hall is a member of the Wildcats’ football team.

The Wildcats have the 19th-best recruiting class in the nation, and this 2014 class is already regarded as the best in Northwestern history.
The Northwestern Wildcats haven't been afraid to claw their way into California for the occasional recruit in the past few years, and they are doing it again with the 2013 class. Already holding two commitments from the Golden State, head coach Pat Fitzgerald received another Tuesday, as linebacker Brett Walsh (Monrovia, Calif./Monrovia) made the call for the Cats.

The commitment came just a week after Walsh was offered by Northwestern -- his first BCS offer.

"I talked about it with my mom and step-dad and we thought Northwestern is a great school," Walsh said. "Academically, it's one of the best in the country and they play big time football in the Big Ten. They are playing against great schools week in and week out, and that's what I get out of it from the football side."