Midland, Mich., receiver Drew Moulton never thought he'd have a shot at playing in the Big Ten until he did some damage as a senior. You see, the 5-foot-11, 164-pounder tore his ACL and missed his junior season.
But he was impressive enough at Northwestern's camp last week to walk away with a scholarship offer shortly after that. And it was an offer he couldn't turn down.
"I went to their camp last Monday and did really well," he said. "Ever since then they've been contacting me. Kevin Johns, the receiver coach, was pushing me really hard on coach Fitzgerald. He said I was their type of receiver.
"So they went ahead and offered, and I accepted. I guess I tore it up at camp and impressed them enough to get the offer."
Moulton said he never though a big offer like this would come this early in the process.
"I didn't think I'd get an offer like this until I played some as a senior," Moulton said. "But I knew Northwestern was serious about me. On Monday, coach Fitz took me into his office and said I was a scholarship type guy. So I knew that something could be coming from them. Ever since that, it got me thinking about what would happen if I got an offer. Both my parents agreed that there was no reason to not jump on it."
Moulton said he was also getting some interest from Michigan State and he had a D-II offer from a local school. He said he's back to 100 percent and ready for a big senior season.
"It's my chance to go out there and prove to everybody that I'm back," Moulton said.
Committing to a Big Ten school, though, might have already done that.