Dan and Susan Jones Family Head Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald introduced the Wildcats’ 2014 recruiting class on National Signing Day, February 5. The class is among the most highly rated in program history, ranked No. 38 nationally by ESPN. It features 15 signees — eight on defense and seven on offense — and draws from eight different U.S. states.

“This is always a memorable day for our signees and their families as they get set to embark on the next big phase of their lives as part of the Northwestern Football Family,” Fitzgerald said. “In most cases, these are young men who our coaching staff has gotten to know very well over a period of several years. We have the utmost confidence that they have the drive and determination required to thrive at Northwestern academically, athletically and socially”

The positional breakdown for this year's class is as follows: defensive linemen (4), linebackers (2), offensive linemen (2), running backs (2), defensive backs (2), wide receivers (1), quarterbacks (1), superbacks (1).

2014 Signees
Auston Anderson, RB                        
Garrett Dickerson, SB                         
Tommy Doles, OL                    
Nate Hall, LB                
Blake Hance, OL                      
Justin Jackson, RB                   
Jared McGee, SAF                    
Ben Oxley, DL                          
James Prather, DL                   
Cameron Queiro, LB               
Clayton Thorson, QB                          
Solomon Vault, WR                             
Xavier Washington, DL                                   
Parrker Westphal, CB

Fred Wyatt, DL


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