October 22, 2009

How NU landed Carter

It was news that caused more head scratching among Northwestern fans earlier this week than the whole Bubble Boy fiasco: Chance Carter, a U.S. Army All-American who was supposedly deciding between Notre Dame and Nebraska, had committed to the Wildcats on Sunday.

The commitment seemed to come out of nowhere, and people wondered exactly how it happened. How did Northwestern, who seemed to be out of the picture and didn't even offer the Wilmette (Ill.) Loyola Academy standout until last week, wind up with a nationally ranked defensive end?

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