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Northwestern gets southwestern

Wildcats' rise fueled in part by the team's recruiting success in talent-rich Texas

Updated: October 3, 2013, 4:45 PM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | ESPN RecruitingNation

Northwestern knows its recruiting footprint starts in Illinois and the Midwest, but Texas has become vital to the recruiting success in Evanston.

The Wildcats have landed six commitments from the state of Texas over the past two recruiting classes, and 12 since 2010. That comes as no coincidence as the Lone Star state is a big focus in the staff's recruiting strategy.

Typically, the state is difficult for Midwest teams to recruit. Northwestern's six commits are tied with Nebraska ...

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