Big Ten Wildcats reach into Texas

Athlete Stephen Buckley (Forney, Texas/North) committed to play for Northwestern Sunday following an official visit to campus, Rivals.com reports.

The 6-foot, 175-pound Buckley also made an official visit to Washington State (Jan. 20). North Texas and Louisiana-Monroe were his other scholarship offers. Programs such as Kansas State and Air Force showed interest.

He registered a 4.8 40-yard dash, 4.56 20-yard shuttle and 25-inch vertical on the combine circuit last offseason.

Including the transfer of Southern Cal wide receiver Kyle Prater, Northwestern has 22 players on board for Wednesday.