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Reitz (IN) Quarterback Matt McIntosh Commits to Northern Illinois

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What a way to start things off!

"It’s a great program," McIntosh said. "I love the coaches and I like the kids. (NIU coach Jerry Kill) is a great guy. He is one of the main reasons I went there."

McIntosh (6'2" 185) led his team to a 15-0 Class 4A State Championship last year.  He completed 143 of 220 passes (65%) for 2,260 yds and a 26-5 TD to INT ratio.  On the ground, he also trucked for 1,473 yds and 19 TDs.

His older brother Paul McIntosh is currently a sophomore at Southern Illinois, who led the Salukis to the FCS quarterfinals last year.  Senior RB Ricky Crider is a fellow Reitz alum as well.

You asked for a quarterback and the Huskies delivered with the first commitment for the 2011 class this offseason.  He fits the mold of QBs that Kill likes to recruit in both in ability to run the ball and in size.  He runs a 4.7 40 and has a 37" vertical jump.  Those numbers are ridiculous for a quarterback, but you can see what he is capable of on the ground in his highlight video.

We seem to LOVE quarterbacks that are 6'2" and under for some reason. Say what you want about how he doesn't have any other FBS offers, McIntosh is a solid football player and already a proven winner and leader for his team.  It's probably just a size/system thing.  Not to mention it's still very early in the recruiting process.

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QB Matt McIntosh
Evansville, IN (F.J. Reitz)
6'2" 185 lbs
40 time: 4.7 secs
Vertical: 37"

Other offers: Illinois State & Southern illinois

Rivals Profile: 2-stars, 5.3
Scout Profile: 2-stars

McIntosh getting offers (Evansville Courier & Press)

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Huskie fans, sound off on your thoughts on the first commitment!