April 18, 2007
First offer was a breeze for Cantu
If only recruiting was always this easy for Blake Cantu.
The junior wide receiver from Southlake (Tex.) Carroll received his first offer from Northwestern before getting so much as a recruiting letter from the school. In fact, it was during his very first contact with NU that Cantu found out the Wildcats wanted to make him a scholarship offer.
How did that happen in this age of scouting, camps, combines and stopwatches? All Cantu needed, it seems, was a little help from his friend.
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