Days after Venric Mark transfer, Northwestern has a new No. 5

Days after Venric Mark transfer, Northwestern has a new No. 5
August 17, 2014, 11:30 am
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Vinnie Duber

Not even a full week after Venric Mark shockingly announced his transfer from Northwestern, the Wildcats already have a new No. 5.

Wide receiver Miles Shuler announced Saturday night he'd be taking Mark's old jersey number.

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Shuler is the much-hyped wide receiver transfer who spent two seasons at Rutgers before coming to Evanston and sitting out last season. He might not be as big an addition as Mark was a loss, but he's still expected to provide a bit of a spark for the Cats' offense. And, with wide receiver Christian Jones done for the year with a knee injury, Shuler could take on an even bigger role in the passing game.

In two seasons with the Scarlet Knights (2011, 2012), Shuler appeared in 20 games though didn't rack up many stats in the pass game, catching just six passes for 42 yards. He was highly ranked out of high school, one of the top 20 receiver recruits in the country in the Class of 2011.