July 11, 2007

NU lands punter with 7th commit

Northwestern's punting game got a much needed kick in the pants on Tuesday night when Class of 2008 punter Jimmy Howell committed to head coach Pat Fitzgerald.

The 6-foot-6, 239-pounder averaged 40 yards per punt for Florence (S.C.) West Florence last season.

Northwestern was the only school to have offered Howell a scholarship, but he was also getting heavy recruiting interest from Notre Dame, Stanford, Virginia and Tennessee.

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