Another Signal Caller for the Cats?

Another Signal Caller for the Cats?

Not really, NU's coaches looked at his 4.37 speed and saw an athlete to play on the other end of the passing game. Jeremy Ebert may be the QB at Hilliard Darby, but down the road he's more likely to be the guy at the end of another NU scoring drive.

This kid can motor...
He's just 6 foot, - 178 lbs and most Division I coaches ignored this speedy signal calling athlete from Hilliard, Ohio.

But he stopped by the Northwestern camp early in June, and clocked a 4.37 40, enough to get NU's attention and an offer, although they've been talking to Ebert for the last few months...
Northwestern was the first school that talked to me back in March, and they've recruited me harder than any other school did,&Ebert said [in the Hillaird ThisWeek newspaper].

They're a great academic school, which was important to me, and they graduate 100 percent of their student-athletes. They've been my No. 1 choice for a while now, and when they offered, I knew that's where I wanted to go.
Another attraction was NU's spread offense, similar to Darby's, and his play making ability with his "good wheels." According to his coach Paul Jenne
Jeremy didn't have the size that most college coaches want at quarterback, but they could see his athletic ability and play-making ability on film. [Hilliard This Week]
And if you wonder about Ebert making the "Brewer Switch" next year, he'd never been a QB until three years ago when he switched from running back to signal caller - as he says, that is "Pretty diverse.

The kind of talk you'd expect from a kid with a 3.2 GPA and a commit to an offer from Northwestern University.
[Some information for this report came from ThisWeek-Hilliard in a story by Aaron Blankenship]

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