Northwestern announces class of 21

Northwestern's signing day class is complete with 21 recruits. And that doesn't include maybe the biggest get for coach Pat Fitzgerald, USC transfer Kyle Prater.

Here's the rundown of the newest Wildcats:

Terrance Brown S

Stephen Buckley RB

Adam DePietro OT

Chris Fitzpatrick LS

Traveon Henry S

Joseph Jones S

Malin Jones RB

Greg Kuhar DT

Dean Lowry DE

Connor Mahoney DT

Mike McHugh WR

Ifeadi Odenigbo OLB

Eric Olson OT

Ian Park OG

Kenton Playko OT

Jaylen Prater OLB

Andrew Scanlan WR

Jack Schwaba SB

Dan Vitale SB

Dwight White CB

The class is balanced, with 10 offensive and 10 defensive players, with one long snapper. Odenigbo, an ESPNU 150 prospect, is the headliner and the kind of defensive playmaker Northwestern has needed for some time.

“Obviously, we’re excited about this recruiting class,” Fitzgerald said. “There are some tremendous young men from great families and great high school programs who, we believe, fit all our needs and will help us take the next step in becoming a championship program."

The 21 signees comprises the largest recruiting class in Fitzgerald’s six years as head coach.