After being down to Pittsburgh and Northwestern for at least a month, Nordonia (Ohio) Macedonia cornerback Jordan Mabin announced his decision earlier today. The 5-foot-10, 178-pounder gave his verbal pledge to Northwestern over offers from the Panthers, Cincinnati, Indiana, Pittsburgh and others.
"I called coach Fitz and Cushing last night and they were both very excited," he stated. "They were very excited to have me and think I have a good shot to make an impact early if I perform how I can, but we'll see how it goes."
What made the three-star prospect select the Wildcats?
"I kind of knew for a bit it was going to be Northwestern," he said. "In the back of my mind, since I went there the first time I fell in love with the campus. It was one of those things where I knew I belonged there and academically Northwestern is one of the top schools in the nation. I think I'm looking at chemistry or pharmacy, but not completely sure.
"As for the coaching staff, they are young and the team is headed in the right direction. Coach Cushing is a real nice and genuine guy that relates to me and coach Fitzgerald went to Northwestern. It's great to have a coach that knows what it's like to be a student athlete there. I went on my official to Pittsburgh and enjoyed it, but I knew that Northwestern was a better fit for me."
Overall the No. 28 cornerback in the country is happy with his decision.
"I'm very excited and glad to be a Northwestern commit," he said. "I look forward to helping them go in the right direction."