September 15, 2008

The verbal heard 'round the world

That maybe overstating things a bit, but Patrick Ward's commitment yesterday is a big deal to Northwestern fans. Really big. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound tackle from New Lenox (Ill.) Providence Catholic is NU's first four-star recruit since 2001 and the biggest local prospect since Napoleon Harris in 1997. WildcatReport analyzes the impact of Ward's decision.

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