Northwestern adds a Chicagoland verbal commitment

Northwestern adds a Chicagoland verbal commitment
May 31, 2014, 10:45 am
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Oak Park-River Forest Class of 2015 offensive tackle Adam Lemke-Bell (6-foot-5, 265 pounds) made an unofficial visit to Northwestern on Friday, and seriously considered pledging to the Wildcats on the spot. However, Lemke-Bell decided to go home and sleep on his decision. When he woke up Saturday morning he called Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald and gave them his verbal commitment.

"I had a great visit to Northwestern and I thought about committing right there," Lemke-Bell said. "But I wanted to sleep on it. The first thing on my mind this morning was Northwestern so I called coach Fitz and gave him my verbal commitment."

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Lemke-Bell pledged to Northwestern after landing 16 other scholarship offers, with many of those offers coming this spring as college coaches made in-school visits during the spring evaluation period.

Lemke-Bell is now the Wildcats 11th known verbal commitment in the Class of 2015, and joins Wheaton South linebacker Tommy Vitale (6-foot-2, 215 pounds)  as the second Chicagoland commitment.