Pat Fitzgerald got another victory on the recruiting trail this week.
Tuesday morning, three-star offensive tackle Josh Priebe announced his commitment to Northwestern. He had over two dozen offers — including several from B1G programs — but gave his pledge to the Wildcats.
Priebe made his announcement via Twitter.
“After a lot of thought and prayer I have decided to continue my academic and athletic career at Northwestern University,” Priebe wrote. “Thanks to Coach Fitzgerald, Coach Anderson and the entire Northwestern football staff for this opportunity!!”
— Josh Priebe (@PriebeJosh) May 1, 2019
Priebe was a big-time target on the recruiting front, especially among B1G schools. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive lineman had offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Nebraska and Iowa, among several others.
According to 247Sports, Priebe is listed as one of the top 25 players out of the state of Michigan and hovers around the top 50 offensive tackles in the 2020 class. He becomes the ninth prospect to commit to Northwestern in this cycle.
Northwestern currently owns the B1G’s fourth-best recruiting class and sits No. 16 nationally.