On June 21st, quarterback Alec Ingold verbally committed to play collegiate football at Northern Illinois. After committing, Ingold says he shut down his recruiting process and has been 100 percent committed to Northern Illinois.
Imagine Ingold's surprise when Pittsburgh coaches were in attendance for his quarterfinal state playoff game last Friday against Appleton North. In an interview with Hustle Belt Ingold talked about his most recent offer from Pittsburgh.
"It was kind of a weird thing. They came and watched the second half on Friday of our game and that was the first time I ever talked to them. Then they called me the next day and they offered.
"I didn't really know anything prior to it, I didn't know they were coming to the game and then a day later I received an offer from them. It was really surprising for me to get offered in season like that, especially since I kept my recruiting shut down after I committed. It was also surprising to see how quickly everything developed."
For those wondering, Ingold still considers himself a firm commitment to NIU even after he received his first Power 5 conference offer.
"I'm still committed to NIU and I'm just focusing on football for now. After the playoff run, whenever that ends, I'll have to think about things and just let the recruiting process play out. I am definitely still committed to NIU and they are the school I'm going to and that's my plan for right now, to play football as an NIU commit."
Ingold definitely has a lot on his plate right now as his team is playing in the Wisconsin state semi-finals. Ingold and his Bay Port Pirates will take on Arrowhead on Friday November14th for a chance to go to the state championship.
With the big year Ingold has been having along with leading his team to a deep playoff run, it is not surprising to see him receive interest from Power 5 schools and expect multiple schools to attempt to snatch him from the Huskies right up until Signing Day on February 4.