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2016 NIU Football Recruiting: S Andrew Gregory commits to the Huskies

Coach Rod Carey lands another in-state commit.

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Northern Illinois added their second defensive back to their 2016 class.  Safety Andrew Gregory committed this past weekend to join fellow 2016 commit Daniel Isom as the two defensive backs of the Huskies' 2016 class.  The Huskies' newest commit tweeted out his commitment this past Saturday.  He was reportedly in conversation with Illinois State, Nevada, and Missouri.

The 6-foot-2 197 pound safety caught up with Hustle Belt to discuss why Northern Illinois was the perfect fit for him.

"I really liked the coaches.  When I went to visit, they were great and it seemed like they really wanted me.  Also, I loved the campus and facilities.  I also know I will get a great education at Northern Illinois."

The ball-hawking safety from Normal, Illinois could be used in blitzing packages as he made a good amount of plays in the backfield at Normal Community High School.

Gregory also illustrated some of his goals that he hopes to fulfill in his time at Northern Illinois.  "I would like to be a true freshman and get playing time as well.  Give myself a year to get my feet under myself and as a sophomore be in the starting lineup during the rest of my career," Gregory told Hustle Belt.  "As a team, I would like to continue to win the MAC like they have been.  Also continue the streak of winning the MAC West like they have for the past five years."

Below are some of Andrew Gregory's ball-swarming instincts.  Check them out, courtesy of YouTube and Hudl: