Fuessel Orally Commits to Northwestern
The Lincoln-Way East quarterback, who committed to NIU earlier in the year, will now play for Northwestern.
“I couldn’t pass that opportunity up,” Fuessel told the Tribune. “It’s a great school and coach (Pat) Fitzgerald is a great guy.”
Fuessel committed to play for Northern Illinois University during the summer, the Tribune reports. However, he recently re-opened his recruitment due to concerns that Northern coach Dave Doeren might leave NIU after the Huskies’ successful 12-1 season, according to an earlier report from Sun-Time Media.
Fuessel told the Tribune that he doesn’t yet know what position he’ll be playing at Northwestern, but that there has been some discussion of wide receiver.
At 6 feet, 3 inches and 180 pounds, Fuessel rushed for 1,502 yards and 21 touchdowns, and passed for 1,141 yards and eight scores for East, according to Sun-Times Media.
Fuessel’s athleticism and speed mean that he could play several positions at Northwestern, the Tribune reports.
The Griffins ended the 2012-13 season with a loss to Glenbard West in the Class 7A state championships.
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