"It is big, it really is," Northwest Athletic Director Mel Tjeerdsma said. "For me, it is a piece of the puzzle that was missing for a long time. You start with an athletic standpoint, it will have a tremendous impact on track and field, baseball, softball and women's golf."
"He's a big defensive back, which we think we're going to need to be a little physical," Tjeerdsma said. "He's a great young man. Character is still our number one thing. We want good players, but we have to have good characters because we're going to be out of our country for 15 days, so we can't have those kinds of problems."