Crystal Lake Central three star ranked offensive guard Wyatt Blake (6-foot-4, 270 pounds) made his college decision public today. Blake gave Northwestern his verbal commitment at a press conference in the school's library. He had narrowed down his list of favorites to the Wildcats and Minnesota before naming Northwestern as his school of choice.
"It was everything," Blake said when asked why he pledged to Northwestern. "I knew that I wanted to play for Northwestern and I was ready (to commit)."
Blake is now the seventh overall verbal commitment and the fifth known in state commitment to the Wildcats Class of 2018. Blake joins Lincoln-Way East defensive end Devin O'Rourke, Libertyville three star ranked offensive linemen Charlie Schmidt, New Trier three star ranked tight end Brian Kaiser and Dunlap three star ranked tight end Charlie Mangieri as part of the Wildcats in-state class.
Blake pointed toward a recent recruit overnight on campus unofficial visit as a big factor in making his decision.
"My overnight visits was a big factor in my decision. I knew after that weekend that I was ready to commit. I was able to get a better feel for the school, the coaches and the team and I was able to get answers for all of my questions."