July 13, 2006

Rouse talks about Northwestern

It's no surprise that Northwestern has been aggressively pursuing Joliet (IL) Catholic linebacker Kevin Rouse because the Wildcats have a lot going for them in their recruitment of the seventh-ranked prospect in the state of Illinois.

First of all, Rouse is a linebacker from the south suburbs of Chicago, just like new head coach Pat Fitzgerald, who was Rouse's recruiter before being elevated to the top job on July 7, once was.

It's no surprise that Northwestern is in Rouse's top seven schools along with - in no particular order - Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh and N.C. State.

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