Northwestern football recruiting: 4-star RB Justin Jackson picks Wildcats

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Pat Fitzgerald has turned in the best class in Northwestern history, and it only gets better as four-star recruit Justin Jackson chose the Wildcats over a host of other Big Ten squads.

Northwestern's unreal recruiting success continues, as they bring in four-star running back Justin Jackson from Carol Stream (Il.) Glenbard North.

Jackson, a consensus four-star, is ranked as the No. 2 all-purpose back in the nation. He also boasted offers from Big Ten squads in Illinois Iowa, Indiana, Purdue, and Minnesota, as well as national squads in Vanderbilt, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Syracuse, Arizona State, and others. The 5'11, 180-pounder also played cornerback in high school.

Coming off a 10-win season and with facilities upgrades on the way, Northwestern has put together indisputably the best recruiting class in school history. He joins a four-star quarterback in Clayton Thorson, a four-star wide receiver in Dareian Watkins, and a three-star running back who chose the Wildcats over Texas in Auston Anderson. That's more than any class in school history, with offers still out. The Wildcats have nine pledges and currently sit at No. 15 in 247's composite rankings, fourth in the Big Ten behind just Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State. It's bound to fall, though: Fitzgerald's class will only have 15 openings.

The recent success of Northwestern's recruiting has some taking note: Land-Grant Holy Land wrote that a dangerous Northwestern could be the new normal, and Sippin' on Purple's brilliant author filled with optimism. Here's some tweets!

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