A highly-recruited tight end out of North Carolina has committed to Northwestern.

Pat Fitzgerald picked up a commitment from three-star tight end Lawson Albright, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound prospect out of Greensboro, North Carolina. He held offers from 20 programs, including five additional B1G schools along with Northwestern.

Albright made his announcement on Twitter on Monday,

“First off, I want to thank my family for being my biggest supporters and being there with me every step of the way. Next, I want to thank all my coaches and teammates that helped push me and turn me into the athlete and person I am today,” Albright wrote on Twitter. “After a lot of thought and consideration, I want to announce that I am 100% committed to Northwestern University.”

Per 247Sports, Albright ranks as the No. 35 tight end in the 2021 recruiting class and is the No. 39 player out of North Carolina. He picked Northwestern over other B1G offers from Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State and Wisconsin. Some of his offers outside the B1G included Duke, Louisville, Florida and Virginia Tech.

In his junior season at Grimsley High School, Albright totaled 29 catches for 475 yards and 10 touchdowns.

With Albright’s commitment, Northwestern is up to nine verbal commitments with its 2021 recruiting class. The Wildcats rank No. 40 nationally and No. 9 in the B1G.