December 4, 2006
Burkett becomes a Cat
Toledo (OH) Saint John's offensive lineman Ben Burkett became the 16th member of Northwestern's Class of 2007 when he gave head coach Pat Fitzgerald his verbal commitment on Monday night, one day after returning from his official visit to Evanston.
The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder received his offer from Northwestern after impressing the Wildcat coaches at a one-day Wildcat camp in July. He wanted to see how things played out during the season before making his decision, but once he went on his official visit, he knew that Northwestern was the place for him.
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