Sep 7, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; A detail shot of a Northwestern Wildcats helmet during a game against the Syracuse Orange at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

College Football Recruiting: 3-star RB John Moten commits to Northwestern Wildcats


The Northwestern Wildcats have had some pretty good running backs over the years, including their current running back, Venric Mark, who was recently granted a fifth year of eligibility.

On Sunday, the Wildcats added 3-star running back John Moten, who they hope can be their next great back.

“I want to be able to compete with good athletes and I also want to be a student-athlete, and Northwestern has a great APR rating,” Moten told Steve Wiltfong of 24/7 Sports. “It’s a great school, they’re ranked top-15 in the nation. I really feel comfortable around the players and coaches and I felt like it was a good fit for me.”

The 6’0, 188-pounder is from Saint Louis, Missouri and attends John Burroughs School, so he was thought to be a Missouri Tigers’ lean.

Instead, he chose the Wildcats over offers from the Tigers, Boston College Eagles, Illinois Illini and Purdue Boilermakers, among others.

Moten is ranked as the 106th best running back prospect, the 13th best overall prospect in the state of Missouri and the 1,128th best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

It was a huge week for the Wildcats, who also received commitments from a pair of linebackers in Nathan Fox and Tommy Vitale.

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