Northwestern’s 2021 recruiting class continues to grow.

Wednesday afternoon, the Wildcats added a 6-foot-4, 270-pound, in-state offensive lineman to the their latest recruiting class. Jackson Carsello, a Northbrook native, gave his verbal commitment to Northwestern, making his announcement on Twitter.

“I would like to thank Coach Fitzgerald, Coach Anderson, and the entire Northwestern University staff for this opportunity to achieve my dreams in both academics and athletics,” Carsello said in a statement on Twitter. “I am proud to announce my commitment to Northwestern University! Go Cats!”

Carsello held offers from two dozen programs on the recruiting front. He picked Northwestern over offers from Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Syracuse and UCF, among others.

According to 247Sports, Carsello ranks as one of the top 100 offensive tackles in the 2021 recruiting class. He’s also listed as the No. 28 prospect out of the state of Illinois. Northwestern now has two in-state players committed in the class.

Northwestern now has 13 verbal pledges in the 2021 cycle. The Wildcats rank No. 33 nationally and No. 9 in the B1G.