Wildcats land prep pitch-and-catch duo
Olympia quarterback Trevor Siemian and wide receiver Rashad Lawrence never planned on attending the same college, especially one in the Midwest.
Not that they don't get along -- they have been friends since seventh grade -- but it never crossed their minds.
Each was focused on his own recruiting journey.
It was Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald's idea to put them on the same path. With Olympia (Orlando, Fla.) High School possessing a quarterback and wide receiver capable of playing in the Big Ten, it only made sense for the Wildcats to recruit them as a package.
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