June 14, 2010

Mertz scraps plans, commits to NU

Shane Mertz's plan was to visit each of his half-dozen favorite schools in June and then make a verbal commitment in July.

Then, the three-star tackle from Hazlet (N.J.) Raritan visited Northwestern over the weekend and had a change of heart. He was so sure that he wanted to be a Wildcat that he committed to coach Pat Fitzgerald this evening, less than 24 hours after returning home from Evanston.

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