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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Rene Nadeau


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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