4-star DE with offers from Alabama, Ohio State and others picks Northwestern
A four-star defensive end with offers from several blueblood programs has decided to commit to Northwestern.
Sunday, 2021 four-star defensive end Najee Story announced his commitment to Northwestern, becoming the seventh player to join the Wildcats’ class. He held offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Minnesota and Nebraska, among other programs.
Story announced his commitment with a post on Twitter on Sunday.
“First off, I’d like to thank my family for their love, support and always pushing me to be my best. Thank you to Coach McQuaide, the coaching staff, trainers and all of my teammates that have helped me become a better person and players,” Story wrote. “I truly appreciate each and every one of you guys. Lastly, thank you to all the colleges and coaches that have put their time into recruiting me. My recruiting process has been a long journey full of twists and turns, but I’m excited to finally announce that I’m committing to Northwestern University to continue my athletic and academic career!!”
According to 247Sports, Story is a 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end out of Solon, Ohio. He ranks as one of the top 300 overall players in the 2021 class, coming in at No. 271. He’s ranked as the No. 18 strong-side defensive end and the No. 8 player out of Ohio, as well.
Story is now the highest-ranked commit in Northwestern’s 2021 class and is the third four-star prospect to join the bunch. The Wildcats rank 34th nationally and 10th in the B1G with this cycle.
Below are some of Story’s high school highlights: