Rare De-Commit for Northwestern Can Be Rectified with Outback Bowl Win

Posted by Aaron Morse on December-14-2009 Add Comments

Normally, when a recruit gives a verbal commitment to Northwestern in the Pat Fitzgerald era, you can safely assume they'll be on campus the following fall.

A number of factors typically influence this, mainly the strict academic standards NU adheres to. If you commit to NU, you're fully aware of the challenges in the classroom you'll be facing, because Fitz emphasizes academics more than any other Big Ten coach. He constantly talks about trying to find kids who are not only talented, but the "right fit" as well for NU.

Shontrelle Johnson might end up being the right fit for NU. But for now he's decided to rescind his ve...

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