East Coast LB with offers from Alabama, Ohio State picks Northwestern
Pat Fitzgerald just secured a major commitment this weekend, giving Northwestern’s 2020 recruiting class quite a boost.
On Saturday, the Wildcats received a verbal pledge from three-star outside linebacker Cullen Coleman, one of the top players out of New York. He held offers from 10 B1G programs and even had SEC powerhouse Alabama interested.
Coleman made his announcement public via Twitter on Saturday afternoon. He becomes the 15th member of Northwestern’s 2020 class.
“First off, I want to thank my family and friends who have been with me through this process and supported me the whole way,” Coleman wrote in a Twitter post. “I want to also thank all the coaches who have recruited me and showed me the love in the process. With that being said, I am excited to announce my commitment to Northwestern University!!!”
COMMITTED!!! STAYING A WILDCAT!!! 😤🔥😤 pic.twitter.com/JzuhvpkaJ7
— cullen coleman (@CullenColeman) July 6, 2019
Coleman is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker out of Rye, New York. He possesses excellent speed and strength and is able to find the ball carrier quickly. In high school, he’s also served as a running back and has been almost impossible for defenses to stop.
A few clips on the highlight reel and it’s easy to see why Coleman drew so much intrigue.
Per 247Sports, Coleman is the nation’s 33rd-best outside linebacker in the 2020 class and is the No. 4 player out of New York. He received 30 offers throughout the recruiting process, picking the Wildcats over Alabama, Cal, Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue, Virginia and Notre Dame, among others.
Northwestern now sits at No. 30 in the national recruiting rankings and sixth in the B1G.