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    Parrker Westphal
    Parrker Westphal

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Bolingbrook, Ill.

    High School:
    Bolingbrook

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 190

    Position:
    CB



    High School: Ranked the No. 10 cornerback prospect in the nation by Scout.com and No. 13 by 247Sports ... Earned a four-star rating from Scout.com ... Chicago Tribune first-team All-State selection ... Named Herald-News All-Area and SouthWest Suburban Blue Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Recorded 47 tackles, eight pass breakups and three interceptions during his 2013 senior season ... Also was a difference-maker on special teams, returning 22 punts with an average of 11.6 yards per return, while also averaging 33.9 yards per kick as a rugby-style punter ... As a junior, notched 51 tackles, four forced fumbles and three INTs ... Led Bolingbrook to the No. 1 seed in the Illinois Class 8A playoffs as a senior, when his Raiders defense allowed just eight points per game on the year.

    Personal: Born Parrker Westphal ... Became the first player in Pat Fitzgerald's head coaching tenure to enroll early at Northwestern, graduating from Bolingbrook in December and beginning his NU career on Jan. 6, 2014 ... Brother, Brandon, played linebacker at Illinois State and started at cornerback on Bolingbrook's 2011 state championship team ... Chose Northwestern over Michigan State and Vanderbilt ... College major is undecided.