Northwestern added some help along the offensive line by picking up a commitment from Matawan, N.J. offensive tackle Anthony Grosso. The 6-foot-6, 264-pounder committed to the Wildcats Wednesday night after taking an official visit to the school last weekend.
"I called coach Fitzgerald and Johns and they were really excited," he stated. "They were very happy for me that I was coming there."
What made the two-star lineman select Northwestern?
"It came down to the whole package," he said. "First off it is Big Ten football, that's great to play in. I also have a good chance to play and then of course the academics and the people there are great. My host on the trip was Chris Malleo. He told me that he was having a great time up there and if he could do it all over again he'd still come here. He also stressed the great degree you'll get."
One other factor in Grosso's decision was the coaches.
"I'd have to say coach Ingalls and Johns did a great job," he said. "They are great guys that are very genuine and honest. They told me how it was and that's all I could ask for."
The two-star prospect selected Northwestern over offers from Temple, Duke, Cincinnati and Vanderbilt.