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

Northwestern football recruiting: 3-star S Simba Short commits to Wildcats

The Northwestern Wildcats have seen a serious upswing in their recruiting lately.

Despite a disappointing 2013 season that saw them finish 5-7, the program is obviously heading in the right direction and recruits are taking notice.

On Thursday, the Wildcats landed their 10th commitment in the class of 2015 when 3-star safety Simba Short gave his pledge to the Wildcats.

“Great education along with big-time Big Ten football, can’t get any better than that to me,” Short told Steve Wiltfong of 24/7 Sports.

The 6’2, 210-pound Short is from Concord, California and attends one of the country’s elite high school football programs, De La Salle High School. Pulling a recruit out of the state of California when he has several offers from west coast schools is certainly an impressive feat.

Short is ranked as the country’s 62nd-best safety prospect, the 87th-best overall prospect in the state of California and the 837th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports.

Short’s offers included the Arizona State Sun Devils, Utah Utes and Yale Bulldogs. He was also drawing interest from the likes of the California Golden Bears.

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