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Class of 2022 Prospect Anto Saka Commits to Northwestern

DE/LB Anto Saka chooses the Wildcats over USC and Penn State.
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A true playmaker on the defensive side of the ball is headed to Evanston Anto Saka of Towson, MD is a four-star edge player who looks like a future superstar in the making and announced his official commitment to Northwestern on July 17th via Instagram Live

Saka possesses a 6'2", 230-pound frame and has athleticism to go along with his natural strength. He clocked in at a 11.50 second 100-meter dash and achieved a 41-4 shot put throw as well. He ran track and field in addition to his football career in high school and used every bit of cross training to his strength.

In these two clips, Saka displays countless attributes but two stand out very clearly. He has blazing speed that leaves opposing players with little-to-no time before they are deposited onto the turf, and he has an ability to catch up to a downfield play that limits damage on these plays. He had no business making the tackle on the first clip, but uses his athleticism to not only catch up to the opposing player but also turn a play with huge potential into just an average to solid gain. This gives the defense more opportunities to make a stop, and this can result in the ensuing sack that is shown in the second play.

Saka's athleticism is truly shown in the below video, where the viewer is treated to his straight ahead speed, lateral quickness and even some elements of play recognition.

Saka announced his top-three and his commitment date in the below video and truly has intriguing options. Two of the three options have him Big-10 bound with Penn State and Northwestern, while his other option sends him to the west coast with USC. From the details he places for each school in the video, it appears that he has put plenty of thought into all three. In his commitment video, Saka was notably donning purple shoes, which signaled to the audience that Northwestern could be his destination.

Saka is a huge addition to the Wildcats Class of 2022, which includes others like TE Chris Petrucci, CB Braden Turner and DE Dennis Jaquez Jr.

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