Wheaton North Quarterback Clayton Thorson Commits to Northwestern Wildcats

By Dave Daniels

Clayton Thorson committed to the Northwestern Wildcats last weekend and he might be their signal caller of the future. This is a huge get for Northwestern as they try to continue to make waves in the Big 10. They now have a quarterback who can help them continue their rise.

“Really, it’s everything they have to offer. The football team won 10 games last season and a bowl game and they just seem to get better and better every year,” Thorson said to Rivals. The coaches and the players all seem like great guys. The academics and the after-graduation opportunities are just as impressive. Overall, Northwestern was just a really impressive visit for me.”

He is a local kid, so he knows about Northwestern’s academic reputation. Their ascendance to 10 wins last yea was probably huge in his recruitment. He is probably happy as well to not be going too far away from home for school

Thorson measures in at 6-foot-4 and 197 pounds. That is some nice height for a quarterback; it will allow him to see over the behemoth defensive lines in the Big 10 and make a solid throws. Thorson is a three star player according to Scout and he will likely not start next year, but could down the line a couple years. Congratulations on the great news for the young quarterback.

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