Northern Illinois and head coach Rod Carey picked up a verbal commitment this morning when Wheaton Warrenville South senior QB Ryan Graham (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) called the NIU coaches and gave the Huskies his verbal commitment. Graham was offered a scholarship a few days ago and decided to pledge to Carey and the Huskies on Thursday.
"NIU offered me a few days ago and it was really exciting," Graham said. "My Dad (tight end Dan Graham 1984-1987) played for NIU so we have always been following the team and very familiar with the school. I just feel very blessed to get a chance to continue the legacy at NIU and to have a chance to play for such a great school and program."
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Graham, who has been a starter for Wheaton South and head coach Ron Muhitch since his sophomore season, is thrilled to have his college choice completed.
"It's a big relief and I can just focus on my season," Graham said. "I was hearing from several smaller level schools and they all had interest. Toledo was interested and so were a few of the Big Ten schools. They all wanted to see more senior tape but NIU said they had seen enough from em and wanted to offer me as soon as possible."