Pat Fitzgerald pulled in another recruit for the class of 2017 on Sunday, as local product Jace James committed to Northwestern.
James has played both as a wide receiver and in the secondary in high school, but will play on offense for the Wildcats. He had scholarship offers from several mid-major Division I teams, with NU’s offer being his first from a Power 5 school.
James’ commitment is the Cats’ first from a wideout out of 14 overall for 2017. He has decent size for the position, and his highlights show his ability to win one-on-one with fluid breaks and by catching with his hands.
James will play his senior season this fall at Glenbard North, the alma mater of current NU junior running back Justin Jackson.