2015 Northern Illinois Football Recruiting

For years NIU's perfected the art of finding diamonds in the rough. Will the Huskies' 2015 recruiting class hold a few stars as well? Follow all the 2015 NIU football recruiting news right here. Everything from commitments, to player interviews and signings.

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NIU Lands Another Wisconsin Lineman

The Huskies landed another recruit from the state of Wisconsin this afternoon.


Huskies Land Another 3-Star O-Lineman

Huskies land 3-star offensive guard and win recruiting battle over MAC schools, Buffalo and Western Michigan.


DB Adam Buirge Decides To Become a Huskie

The Huskies continue to build a strong recruiting class for the class of 2015.


NIU Snags Commitment From Speedy RB/WR Prospect

NIU picked up its second running back commit of the 2015 class the other night.


LB Josh Corcoran Joins the Huskie Family

Huskies land 3-star linebacker Josh Corcoran.


Huskies Land Former FAU Commit, S Herbert Miller

Northern Illinois lands skilled safety from Hollywood, Florida.


What School Will Land 3-star DB Adonis Williamson?

3-star Adonis Williamson lists Northern Illinois among his top schools along with Missouri and Virginia Tech.


Which school will land 3-star QB Lloyd Yates?

Quarterback Lloyd Yates lists Akron and Northern Illinois among his top schools to date.


DE Max Morris Commits to Huskies

The Huskies have been very busy on the recruiting trail lately especially on the offensive side of the ball as they've landed two quarterbacks(Alec Ingold and Daniel Santacaterina), a 3-star running back, and a 3-star offensive lineman. However, they now seem to be turning their focus back to the defensive side of the ball and they proved that by gaining a commitment from defensive end Max Morris last week.

Max Morris, a 6-foot-2 240 pound defensive end, displays great physical strength as he can bench press up to 345 pounds and squat 580 pounds. Morris, who attends Dowling High School in West  Des Moines, Iowa, had just one offer and that was from Northern Illinois. However, Morris was garnering plenty of attention from FBS school such as: Iowa, Iowa State, and Wyoming.

Morris has shown the ability to shed blockers with ease and get into his opponent's backfield quickly. Morris displays a high motor and plays like a guy who has a chip on his shoulder. Morris seems like a guy who is poised to make other schools regret not giving him a chance and seems to be yet another solid addition to Northern Illinois' 2015 recruiting class .

Check out his Hudl highlights below:


Daniel Santacaterina Has Family Ties To NIU

We finally caught up with NIU's fifth commit of 2015 to find out why he chose NIU.


2015 DE Marcus Kelly Looking Forward To NIU Future

Find out why Marcus Kelly decided to commit to Northern Illinois, and more.


3* QB Alec Ingold Talks NIU Commitment

The three star prospect breaks down his recent pledge to the Huskies, and more.


3* LB Josh Corcoran Says NIU Offer Made Him Dizzy

NIU recently became the first FBS offer for Josh Corcoran, a big 3-star linebacker prospect out of Minnesota.


Commit #11: Huskies land CB Cassius Grady

The Huskies added another commit to their growing 2015 recruiting class yesterday when 5-foot-10, 175 pound defensive back Cassius Grady committed to Northern Illinois.

Grady currently attends Arlington High School in Arlington, Texas. Grady, who committed to the Huskies a few days ago, is a 2-star recruit according to 247Sports.

Grady's commitment could possibly be the sign of a new recruiting ground for Huskies as Grady is the second cornerback from Texas in as many years to become a Huskie. (Mayomi Olootu Jr, class of 2014 being the other one).

It will be another year before Grady gets to team up with fellow Texan, Olootu Jr, but in the meantime here is Grady's Hudl highlights.


Strapped In: Huskies Land 3-Star OT Vince Hughes

The Huskies win a good ol' fashioned MAC 'crootin battle and get a verbal from lineman Vince Hughes.


Strapped In: Big WR Steven Lee Commits to NIU

The Huskies have added a red zone target to their arsenal of wide receivers.


NIU Picks Up Two Recruits In The Same Day

The Northern Illinois Huskies have been hard at work on the recruiting trail this weekend. It all started Thursday with the commitment from 3-star athlete D.J. Brown out of Little Rock, Arkansas. Today NIU picked up two more commits, as reported by 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong.

First NIU got a commitment from 2015 wide receiver Steven Lee, then 2015 offensive tackle Vincent Hughes gave his pledge to the Huskies as well.

Hughes is the higher impact commit of the two. Currently ranked 3-stars (247Sports Composite), the Franklin, Wisconsin native is considered a Top-5 prospect in the state of Wisconsin, and a Top-100 offensive tackle prospect. Hughes was a hot commodity in the MAC. At 6-foot-6, 255 pounds it's easy to see why.

He chose NIU over offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, CMU, EMU, Miami and WMU, as well as Illinois State, New Mexico and Western Illinois.

Lee, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound receiver out of Champaign, Illinois is currently unranked by the major scouting services, but has impressive size for a high school receiver. His only other offers were from Wyoming, and Southern Illinois.

We'll have full write ups on both in the coming days.


'Crootin News: Brown Talks About NIU Commitment

The highly touted 2015 athlete talks about his decision to chose NIU, and why he wasn't swayed by the glitz of the Big 10.


Strapped In: Huskies Land 3-Star Arkansas Athlete

The Huskies may have just found the next best thing since Jordan Lynch.


Commit No. 6: WR Richie Cooper

Though one may not think of Florida as a recruiting hotspot for a school based in the mid-West, Northern Illinois has had success for some time now in getting undervalued prospects from one of the most talent rich states in the union. With 2015 WR prospect Richie Cooper, NIU has done it again.

The 5-foot-11, 178-pound speedster out of Hillandale High in Hillandale, Florida only carried offers from NIU, Appalachian State and Marshall, but has the potential to be a serious weapon from the slot in NIU's spread attack.

Just check out his Hudl highlights for yourself:

Cooper also joins a pair of talented TEs, and QB Daniel Santacaterina in the Huskies 2015 class, giving them a nice mix of future offensive weapons.


Commit No. 4: TE Ryan Roberts

Despite already having a commitment in hand from 2015 TE prospect Daniel Crawford, the Northern Illinois Huskies added themselves another promising young tight end to their 2015 class with Ryan Roberts.

Roberts is a much larger, more physical tight end. The 6-foot-6, 240 pound prospect has the frame to be a real threat in the Huskies' blocking game, and also possesses the athleticism to be a target in thee spread offense. Considered a top-50 TE prospect, the 3-star Roberts is also listed as a Top 20 player in the state of Michigan, per 247Sports.

Though receiving some interest from B1G schools such as Michigan State, Roberts' only other offer at the time of his commitment was from WMU. For NIU to wrap up an early commitment from such a promising piece to their future offensive endeavours is huge for Rod Carey and company.


Commit No. 3: ATH Sutton Smith

The third commit in NIU's 2015 class is a fantastic grab for the Huskies. 3-star athlete Sutton Smith pledged his commitment to NIU back in early May, giving the Huskies a Top-100 OLB prospect in the process.

Though some sites, such as 247Sports, have Smith listed as an outside linebacker, he also plays some offense, running back, and possesses impressive 4.4 speed. At 6-foot, 193 pounds, Smith is a fantastic athlete with great potential on either side of the ball. As a linebacker, Smith is explosive and quick to change directions, which makes up for an otherwise lack of ball skills and instincts in some areas. Even so, those are things that can be taught, especially at a great program such as NIU.

He's previously played strong safety, and fits the mold of a physical and athletic Jimmie Ward, so he should fit right into the Huskies secondary when he finally enrolls in DeKalb.

The Saint Charles, Missouri native is considered a Top-15 prospect in his home state. Thought NIU was his only confirmed offer at the time of his commitment, he was receiving interest from plenty of programs, including Arkansas, Illinois and Iowa, so it was great for NIU to get him off the market so early.


Strapped In: TE Daniel Crawford Talks NIU Commit

Daniel Crawford, the second verbal commit in NIU's 2015 class, talks about his commitment to the Huskies and more.


2015 CB Jamal Hill Jr. Commits To NIU

NIU picked up a verbal commitment from 2015 CB Jeff Hill Jr. Wednesday.

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