Park Ridge (IL) Maine South junior running backFotis Kokosioulis (5-foot-8, 165 pounds) added an offer earlier this week from Northern Illinois University and today gave the in-state Huskies his verbal commitment.
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— Fotis Kokosioulis (@fotiskoko1) April 14, 2017
"I chose NIU because it's been a school that I've liked for awhile now," Kokosioulis said moments ago. "They also have a great winning tradition and I like the conference (Mid American Conference) that they play in."
Kokosioulis also pointed towards several other key factors for giving NIU is verbal commitment.
"I like the facilities at NIU, the stadium and and everything else they have to offer. I also really like at the coaches at NIU. I felt that even if I got more offers I would still chose NIU over other schools. I know that there are bigger school and programs but I feel that I just fit in well at NIU so I committed."
Kokosioulis, who was an All State performer for the Class 8A state champion Maine South Hawks in 2016 is now the fourth known in-state verbal commitment for Rod Carey and the Huskies and the fifth known commitment overall.
Kokosioulis joins Andrew defensive end Mike DeHaan, Plainfield East defensive end Jack Sullivan and Danville tight end Julian pearl in the NIU Huskies Class of 2018.