Westphal to enroll early at Northwestern

Parrker Westphal, a defensive back from suburban Bolingbrook,

Ill., has committed to play for Northwestern.

The school announced Friday that Westphal will enroll in the

winter quarter and be eligible to participate in spring practice.

NCAA rules allow early enrollees to sign financial aid agreements

as long as they have completed their high school graduation

requirements.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Westphal had 47 tackles, eight pass

breakups and three interceptions as a senior at Bolingbrook last

season.

The rest of Northwestern’s recruiting class will be announced on

national signing day on Feb. 5.