Defense: How the Recruits Fit In

Publisher, Purple Reign
Posted Feb 8, 2007
Coach Roy


Purple Reign keeps a chart of all the players on the Northwestern Roster by year recruited and how much eligibility each has. Usually we post this with a story, but today, the day after signing day, here's where each of the defensive players fits in NU's grand scheme of things...

Northwestern went after Defense in this year's class
and at first it appears that that's what Coach Pat Fitzgerald and his staff have done.

Here's where the class of 2007 fits... [with corrections from our sharp eyed message board fans included]

Northwestern Wildcat Defense
2007 - 2011
D-Line - 14
2007 2008 2009 20102011
DE
03**
72 David Ngene



DE
03**
91 Mark Koehn



DE
04**
95 Kevin Mims 95 Kevin Mims+


DE
05**
99 Corey Wootton 99 Corey Wootton 99 Corey Wootton

DE
06 **
89 Corbin Bryant 89 Corbin Bryant 89 Corbin Bryant 89 Corbin Bryant
DE
07 *** 
(S)
Vincent Browne
Vincent Browne Vincent Browne Vincent Browne Vincent Browne
DT
04**
57 Matt Clark 57 Matt Clark


DT
05**

70 John Gill70 John Gill


DT
05***
79 Adam Hahn 79 Adam Hahn 79 Adam Hahn

DT
05**
92 Keegan Kennedy 92 Keegan Kennedy


DL
W05 *

71 Tanner Highlen 71 Tanner Highlen 71 Tanner Highlen

DT
06 **
69 Marshall Thomas 69 Marshall Thomas 69 Marshall Thomas

DL
07 **
Jack DiNardo
Jack DiNardoJack DiNardoJack DiNardoJack DiNardo
DT/NT/
07 ***
Niko Mafuli
Niko Mafuli Niko Mafuli Niko Mafuli Niko Mafuli
LB - 14
2007 2008 2009 20102011
MLB
03**
43 Adam Kadela



OLB
03**
40 Eddie Simpson



OLB [QB/FB]
03
82 Chris Malleo



LB
W04
15 Phil Brunner15 Phil Brunner


LB
04***
48 Rajaie Johnson 48 Rajaie Johnson


MLB
05***
31 Mike Dinard 31 Mike Dinard


LB
05***
51 Chris Jeske 51 Chris Jeske 51 Chris Jeske

LB
05**
36 Prince Kwateng 36 Prince Kwateng


LB
05***
46 Malcolm Arrington 46 Malcolm Arrington


LB
06 **
54 Nate Williams 54 Nate Williams 54 Nate Williams 54 Nate Williams
LB
06 **
41 Quentin Davie 41 Quentin Davie 41 Quentin Davie 41 Quentin Davie
LB ***
07
Bryce McNaul
Bryce McNaul Bryce McNaul Bryce McNaul Bryce McNaul
LB **
07
Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson Ben Johnson Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
LB
07 **
Kevin Watt
Kevin WattKevin WattKevin WattKevin Watt
D-Backs-19
2007 2008 2009 20102011
CB
03****

22 Deante Battle



CB [RB]
04**
23 Gerard Hamlett 23 Gerard Hamlett



CB
06*

24 Sherrick McManis24 Sherrick McManis24 Sherrick McManis

CB
06**

28 Justan Vaughn28 Justan Vaughn28 Justan Vaughn28 Justan Vaughn
CB
07 **** 
(S)
Jordan Mabin Jordan Mabin Jordan Mabin Jordan Mabin Jordan Mabin
CB
07 ** 
(S)
Michael Bolden
Michael BoldenMichael BoldenMichael BoldenMichael Bolden
SAF
W03
47 Chaz Richart 47 Chaz Richart


CB
W03
49 Tim Downing 49 Tim Downing


SAF
03**
27 Reggie McPherson



SAF
W03
45 Ben Rothrauff



SAF/CB
04**
39 David Oredugba 39 David Oredugba


SAF [RB]
04**
4 Akeem Hunter 4 Akeem Hunter



SAF
05**
39 Brendan Smith 39 Brendan Smith


SAF/ATH
06**
17 Brad Phillips 17 Brad Phillips 17 Brad Phillips

SAF
07 *** (S)
David Arnold
David Arnold David Arnold David Arnold David Arnold
SAF
07 **
Brian Peters
Brian Peters Brian Peters Brian Peters Brian Peters
SAF/LB
W05

44 Todd Dockery 44 Todd Dockery 44 Todd Dockery

SAF
W06
26 James Nussbaum 26 James Nussbaum 26 James Nussbaum 26 James Nussbaum
DB
W06
83 Rob Brown 83 Rob Brown 83 Rob Brown 83 Rob Brown

This chart represents the best guess estimate by Purple Reign of the status of the players on the Northwestern Football Defensive Team. Here is a link to the Scout Eligibility Tracker for Northwestern
Colors and symbols represent the following:
Bold - on last 2 Deep
Red - Possible Redshirt Year

Bold Red - Commits/Redshirt year?
"*" After year is # of Stars on Scout.com [Original Recruited Position in brackets]
(S) means a "super" designation by Tom Lemming
W = Walkon


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