Recruiting: Barryn Sorrell of Holy Cross commits to Northwestern for 2021 football class

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Barryn SorrellHoly Cross standout Barryn Sorrell has committed to Northwestern University of the Big 10 according to Tigers head coach Nick Saltaformaggio.

A strong side defensive end, the 6-foot-3, 250-pound Sorrell chose the Wildcats over offers from Arkansas State, Baylor, Boston College, Indiana and Kansas, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Memphis, Missouri, Nicholls, Purdue, South Alabama, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Miss, Tulane and Vanderbilt. He is Northwestern’s ninth commitment for 2021.

As a junior, Sorrell was in on 44 tackles with four sacks with a forced fumble.

Sorrell is a powerful pass rusher who splits blocks with an explosive first step. He uses his hands very well. His best football is ahead of him.

Other Holy Cross teammates still have a decision to make on a college football destination including Tiger quarterback John Dade Wooten and running back Jaden Handy. Outside linebacker Kolbe Cage has already committed to the Arizona Wildcats.

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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