Head coach Pat Fitzgerald and the Northwestern Wildcats got good news this week when Kenosha Bradford Red Devils senior offensive tackle Graham Bullmore accepted the teams preferred walk-on offer for next season. Good news for Wildcats fans as they get a big, athletic offensive lineman for the next four years.
Bullmore plays in a “run first” type of offense at Kenosha Bradford so there’s no worries on run blocking. At 6’7″ and close to 300 pounds, Bullmore is a beast of a kid. Some around the area who know him say he is still growing, which is bad news for opposing Big Ten teams in years to come. With his size and athletic ability, Bullmore should fit right into the Wildcats’ spread offense and make an impact right away.
Although his pass protection may not be the greatest due to the Red Devils run first philosophy, there should be no cause for concern that Bullmore will improve that aspect of his game. Bullmore is at or near the top when it comes to the discussion of who is the best offensive lineman in the state of Wisconsin.
With a kid who is still growing and has plenty of raw talent, Wildcats fans should be very pleased with having Bullmore announce he will walk-on. I would say as soon as 2014, I would not be surprised if Bullmore receives a scholarship with the program. Adding a piece like this is encouraging to a Northwestern program that right now is very much on the upswing. Great addition for coach Fitzgerald as the Wildcats will start to be included in the Big Ten conference championship discussion for the near future.