Brett Walsh recently received an offer from Northwestern and the Monrovia, Calif., outside linebacker is seriously thinking about that school.
"Right now I'm sorting through things," Walsh said. "I just got offered by Northwestern and I'm talking to my parents about that and we're not quite sure what we want to do but it seems like a pretty good school and a school I'd definitely go to."
The Northwestern coaches have visited Monrovia and have seen Walsh in action and were impressed enough to offer.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect said it's a serious option in his recruitment and he would gladly go there but first he wants to learn more about the program and the school.
From what he knows already, Walsh is thoroughly impressed.
"They visited the school and they watched a few of my practices," Walsh said. "They said they like my speed and my size and they really like my film. After evaluating and just watching me they offered. I'm really excited about Northwestern.
"The first thing that caught my eye about them is Big Ten football. I'd be playing some of the best schools like Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, all the best schools and that's what I love. I love to play the best because it gets the best out of me and it would be a lot of fun."
So far, Walsh has also received offers from Fresno State, Nevada, UNLV and South Dakota. He said the academics at Northwestern are something to also seriously consider and it could be a huge draw in his decision-making process.
"The academics are a pretty big deal," Walsh said. "Out here, Stanford is the big academic school and they call it the Stanford of the Midwest. That would be a big deal.
"It's definitely a school I could commit to. I want to talk to my parents. We haven't talked too much about it. I know my coaches have talked to me about it.
"I'm not quite sure where I am right now. I'd like to learn more about it. I've never been there. I don't want to shoot out a commitment without visiting. I want to learn more before I make any big decisions."