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2017 Official Verbal Thread
***Mods please move to important threads section***

Ok guys, here we go!

1. Cole Tucker
https://twitter.com/cole_tucker15

[Image: CdJpc0KWwAEWVjZ.jpg]

WR DeKalb HS, DeKalb, IL

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 170lbs
40yd Dash: 4.60
Shuttle: 4.30
Vertical: 34"
Squat: 295 lbs

2015 Stats: 59 rec. 1093 receiving yds, 16 receiving TDs, 1 KO return TD, 1 punt return TD

Scout, 247 ★★★

Father also played for NIU

Quote:Tucker filled us in on why he decided to give the NIU Huskies his early commitment.

"I really tried to step away from the fact that I live in DeKalb and look at things if I wanted to get away from home for college. In the end it's just too good of an opportunity for me to pass up at NIU. I love NIU football and even when I stepped by and looked at everything I still saw myself playing for NIU. "

Look for Tucker to now become another recruiter for the NIU Huskies.

"I definitely want to help us bring in some kids in this class. I've already have talked to some of the coaches about that and I'll be calling some of those kids soon to talk."

https://edgytim.n.rivals.com/news/wr-tuc...niu-choice

HIGHLIGHTS
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3993311/high.../292480376



2. Dexter Warren
https://twitter.com/dexterwarren23

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FS Phillips Academy HS, Chicago, IL

Height: 6'1"
Weight: 165 lbs

Scout ★★

Quote:"NIU just feels like the right place for me," according to Warren. "I just like everything they have to offer and I was ready so I committed."

Warren, who was beginning to add offers and gain real recruiting traction this spring explained why he decided to end his recruiting process and pledge to the NIU Huskies.

"I just like everything that NIU has to offer. They have a great football team and they win games. NIU is pretty close to home so my friends and family can come see me play in college. I also just like how close the players and the coaches are at NIU. Everyone is on the same page at NIU."

Warren who was offered as a cornerback/saftey by the Huskies is excited to play in the NIU defense.

"I like the NIU defense a lot. It's a good fit for me and they play real fast and aggressive style just like we do at Phillips."

Warren made a few other visits this spring but none of those schools compared to NIU.

"I visited some other schools but they didn't feel the same way as NIU did to me." - edgytim.com

HIGHLIGHTS:
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/6523548/high.../296539396



3. Rodney Hall
https://twitter.com/rodney1hall

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QB Cass Tech HS, Detroit, MI

Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215lbs
40yd Dash: 4.56 sec
Vertical: 37"
Bench Press: 345lbs
Squat: 385lbs
100m: 11 sec

2015 Stats: 2,176 pass yds, 18 TDs - 1,127 rush yds, 16 TDs

Scout, 247 ★★★
Scout #1 Rated QB in Michigan 2016
Scout #7 Rated QB in Midwest 2016
2015 All State Quarterback - Michigan


Quote: “I love the coaching staff, they believe in me. They want me to come compete early on for the starting job,” Hall (6’2, 197-pounds) said. “The facilities were nice, I fit the system and it just feels like home.”

Northern Illinois has gotten on the map thanks to superb dual-threat quarterback play from the likes of Chandler Harnish, Jordan Lynch, and Drew Hare who have each thrown for over 4,400 yards and rushed for 1,200 yards in their respective NIU careers.

“The quarterback has the option to run or pass a lot,” Hall said of the Northern Illinois offensive system. - The D Zone

HIGHTLIGHTS: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4075178/high.../316193376



4. Dillon Thomas
https://twitter.com/DillonThomas_11

[Image: Cc_qwJ4UIAAaIBU.jpg]

DB Park Hill South HS, Kansas City, MO

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 175lbs
40yd Dash: 4.52
Shuttle: 4.14
Vertical: 32"
Squat: 315lbs

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2185708/high.../283225400




5. Issac Hawn
https://twitter.com/IsaacHawn

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OT St. Charles North HS, Elgin, IL

Height: 6'7"
Weight: 285lbs
40yd Dash: 5.30
Shuttle: 4.10
Bench Press: 325lbs
Squat: 565 lbs

Scout, 247, Rivals ★★★

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2823765/high.../304700467



6. Jordan Rowell
https://twitter.com/cruzer242

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RB Immaculate Conception HS, Elmhurst, IL


Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195lbs
40yd Dash: 4.39
Vertical: 31"
100m: 10.89
400m: 49.04

Scout, 247, Rivals ★★★

2015 Stats: 2423 All Purpose Yards, 1682 Rushing Yards, 485 Receiving Yards, 8.4 YPC, 29 Totals TDs (24 rushing)

Quote:Jordan Rowell on #NIU commit "NIU is an underrated school and I'm an underrated recruit. It's a perfect fit. NIU recruited me as a RB but it's not a big factor. Whether RB or S it's all good. I just see myself being very happy at NIU for the next 4-5 years." -EdgyTim

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2667465/high.../316805392



7. Liam Soraghan
https://twitter.com/liamsoraghan

[Image: 4162825_8aa45a28952d4aa1ad13f4804ba4bd19.jpg]

TE Divine Child HS, Dearborn, MI

Height: 6'7"
Weight: 241 lbs

Scout, 247, Rivals ★★

HIGHLIGHTS:http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4162825/highlights/306859414




8. Michael Kennedy
https://twitter.com/mike_kennedy5

[Image: Ccv-sIWWIAAOre9.jpg]

ATH Mount Carmel HS, Chicago, IL

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195 lbs
Quote:"The NIU coaches are great people and they have a great football program. I can see myself being apart of that" - EdgyTim

HIGHLIGHTS:http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4548045/highlights/314905425



9. Jordan Nettles
https://twitter.com/J_Nettles28

[Image: NettlesJordan20140414_190431_tn.jpg]

RB Romeoville HS, Romeoville, IL


Height: 5'9"
Weight: 180lbs
40yd Dash: 4.40
Vertical: 34.4"
Bench Press: 275lbs
Squat: 465lbs
100m: 10.6

HIGHLIGHTS:http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3965120/highlights/311082386



10. Weston Kramer
https://twitter.com/weston_kramer

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DT Marmion Academy HS, Aurora, IL

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 275lbs
Bench Press: 350lbs
Squat: 600 lbs

HIGHLIGHTS:http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2889318/highlights/307682375



11. Calvin Dassow
https://twitter.com/BigDass70

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OT Hamilton HS, Sussex, WI

Height: 6'7"
Weight: 300lbs
40 YD Dash: 5.57
Shuttle: 5.20
Vertical: 22"
Bench Press: 300lbs
Squat: 400lbs

HIGHLIGHTS:http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3960632/highlights/302674383



12. Nate Weiland
https://twitter.com/NateWieland

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ATH Iowa City HS, Iowa City, IA

Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205lbs

HIGHLIGHTS:http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2847430/highlights/198061378



13. Cole Webster
https://twitter.com/bettwebster

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OT Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, IA

Height: 6'7"
Weight: 270lbs
40: 5.40
Bench Press: 245lbs
Squat: 365 lbs

Quote:“I knew this was a good team, I knew they wanted me and I knew it was a good school,” Webster said. “I wanted to be someone’s top pick rather than someone’s last choice. I felt like we had a good connection there. “It’s exciting when you can talk about opportunities of playing in bowl games and competing for conference championships,” Webster said. “They are one of the powerhouses in the conference. It was something I really wanted to be part of. It was getting pretty stressful,” he said, “but after talking with all the coaches there and who they are as people, I fit in there pretty well.” -QCTimes

HIGHLIGHTS:http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4115001/highlights/294955461



14. Matt Lorbeck
https://twitter.com/mattlorbeck

[Image: CbYO802W0AEkeNV.jpg]

LB/TE Bay Port HS, Green Bay, WI

Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225lbs
40: 4.57
Vertical: 30"
Bench Press: 315lbs
Squat: 540 lbs

HIGHLIGHTS:http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2549823/highlights/292637425



15. Jawon Denton
https://twitter.com/Jdenton_11

[Image: Ceb0ZERWEAAo4WG.jpg]

DE Morgan Park HS, Chicago, IL

Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200lbs
40: 4.63
Shuttle: 4.25
Vertical: 36.5"

HIGHLIGHTS:http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3357533/highlights/304681478



16. Dennis Robinson
https://twitter.com/Dennis5Robinson

[Image: 6429447_eb03441f5d4441399bae5a4c132018a4.jpg]

WR South Broward HS, Hollywood, FL

Height: 6'5"
Weight: 200 lbs

247 ★★★

HIGHLIGHTS:http://www.hudl.com/athlete/6429447/highlights/313456375



17. Daviyon Nixon
https://twitter.com/DaviyonNixon

[Image: 1599296.jpg?w=240&h=240&...crop=faces]

DE Indian Trail Academy, Kenosa, WI

HEIGHT: 6'6"
WEIGHT: 270lbs
40YD DASH: 4.90
VERTICAL: 30"
BENCH PRESS: 300lbs
100M: 11.9

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4139568/5721e7ae0c5e681224bf4295



18. Jordan Cole

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SS/WR McCuler South-Berkeley HS, Ferguson, MO

HEIGHT: 6'3"
WEIGHT: 182lbs
40YD DASH: 4.50
BENCH PRESS: 235lbs
SQUAT: 350lbs
100M: 10.8
400M: 50.05

Ranked 9th Top Prospect in Missouri

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/2679272/5721...12f868077d



19. Tyrice Richie
https://twitter.com/Tyrice_Richie

[Image: 5388336_3c7913a570024440a1b03a7f34b67c8e.jpg]

WR Homewood Floosmoor HS, Floosmoor, IL

Ht: 6'0"
WT: 190 lbs

Scout, 247, ★★★

"NIU made me feel like I had a home," Richie said moments after tweeting out his decision via his Twitter account. "I really loved the campus, academics and of course the football team during my college visit to NIU. I also looked into Miami of Ohio. Miami of Ohio is a great school and they have a great program but nothing compared or made me comfortable like NIU did so I committed." - Via EdgyTim

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/5388336/5721...20e4e2a101




20. Devin Wesbter
https://twitter.com/MrWebsta73

[Image: Devin%20Webster_002.jpg?itok=egdsVnQd]

DT Arizona Western CC, Yuma, AZ (Sun Prairie, WI)


Height: 6'3"
Weight: 300lbs

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/5666054/5829...39045ec991



21. Justin Nwachukwu
https://twitter.com/MrLowkeyyyy

[Image: yt8Lh9Gy.jpg]

DT Butler C.C., El Dorado, KS (Wake Forest, NC)


Height: 6'2"
Weight: 300lbs

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/7368231/57ed...8ff893afba
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(03-11-2016 09:49 AM)NIU32 Wrote:  ***Mods please move to important threads section***

Ok guys, here we go!

1. Cole Tucker
https://twitter.com/cole_tucker15

[Image: ukTS46i9.jpg]

WR DeKalb HS, DeKalb, IL

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 170lbs
40yd Dash: 4.60
Shuttle: 4.30
Vertical: 34"
Squat: 295 lbs

2016 Stats: 59 rec. 1093 receiving yds, 16 receiving TDs, 1 KO return TD, 1 punt return TD

Father also played for NIU

Quote:Tucker filled us in on why he decided to give the NIU Huskies his early commitment.

"I really tried to step away from the fact that I live in DeKalb and look at things if I wanted to get away from home for college. In the end it's just too good of an opportunity for me to pass up at NIU. I love NIU football and even when I stepped by and looked at everything I still saw myself playing for NIU. "

Look for Tucker to now become another recruiter for the NIU Huskies.

"I definitely want to help us bring in some kids in this class. I've already have talked to some of the coaches about that and I'll be calling some of those kids soon to talk."

https://edgytim.n.rivals.com/news/wr-tuc...niu-choice

HIGHLIGHTS
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3993311/high.../292480376

Good thing his dad wasn't Fred Dorfman
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A local receiver. I get flashbacks of Danny Sheldon.
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(03-11-2016 12:00 PM)Huskie_Jon Wrote:  A local receiver. I get flashbacks of Danny Sheldon.

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(03-11-2016 12:00 PM)Huskie_Jon Wrote:  A local receiver. I get flashbacks of Danny Sheldon.

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Bump.

I'll update the top by adding Dexter. Mods please move to the important threads section


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watched both highlight tapes. Both kids play like they love the game. Warren is a great tackler and ball hawk too. Like the "Barb" addition as well.
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2017 Official Verbal Thread
Bob NarangContact Reporter

Dexter Warren has already learned the value of being a good concealer.

The Phillips junior safety gave a verbal commitment to Northern Illinois football, and head coach Rod Carey, following Saturday's spring game.


But the 6-foot, 175-pound Warren, a two-star recruit, didn't publicly reveal his commitment until Monday afternoon via Twitter. Warren said he selected Northern Illinois over offers from Ball State and Central Michigan. The Huskies are coming off an 8-6 season and played in their program-record eighth straight bowl game.

"I sat down with Coach Carey and just told him I would like to commit to NIU on Saturday," Warren said. "I liked everything about NIU. It's close to home, so all my family can see my games and watch me play. I liked how they run their defense and their coaches. I liked the others schools and visited them, but not as much as NIU."


Warren, a transfer from St. Rita, made an immediate impact for Phillips this season. He started at safety, and tallied one tackle and an interception in Phillips' 51-7 victory over Belleville Althoff in the Class 3A state championship game. The Wildcats finished the season with a 14-0 record, and became the first Chicago Public League team to win a state title.

"Dexter has a huge upside," Phillips coach Troy McAllister said. "He's tall and can run and has great hips. He had a great state playoff run and got some great film. He really liked the family atmosphere at NIU."

Phillips good for football; football good for Wildcats
Phillips good for football; football good for Wildcats
Warren became the second Phillips player from the Class of 2017 to commit to a college. Defensive tackle Chris Elmore pledged a commitment to Western Michigan earlier this spring.

"I'm so excited to play (at NIU) next year and also to help us win back-to-back state championships at Phillips," Warren said.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hig...story.html



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When do we start the thread - Who do you think will bail on their verbal to NIU?
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Cole Tucker WR commit from DeKalb was awarded a 3* rating by Scout!! Good news!! Can the mods please put this under important threads soon?
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