St. Charles North senior three-star ranked offensive tackle Isaac Hawn (6-foot-6, 290 pounds) and his parents traveled all across the Midwest and beyond over the past year plus in search of the perfect college to call home. In the end, the perfect fit for Hawn wound up being just a short drive West down I-88 from his Elgin home to Northern Illinois University.
"I decided today was the day so I called up the coaches (NIU) and gave them my verbal commitment," according to Hawn. "I'm just very comfortable at NIU. I just feel like I belong at NIU."
Hawn, who had 17 scholarship offers this spring, pointed towards the relationships with the NIU coaches along with feeling at home in DeKalb.
"I trust the coaches at NIU and they are just a great group who are also great people off the field," he said. "I also was just really impressed with everything that NIU has to offer. I was able to meet with President Baker and several of the administrators along with some of the professors. NIU is so close that I lost track of how many visits I've made over the past year or so. NIU offers a great education and that was another important factor in my decision."
Hawn now becomes the NIU Huskies third in-state verbal commitment in the Class of 2017 joining DeKalb WR Cole Tucker and Phillips S Dexter Warren.