Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.
The transfer portal never stops, here are some thoughts on Andrew Clair’s commitment to Northwestern.
Recruiting: Iowa was considered the favorite for Clair, but he committed to Bowling Green during the summer leading up to his senior season. He held several other MAC offers at that time.
At Bowling Green: In 30 career games with the Falcons, Clair rushed for 1,937 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also had 44 receptions for 330 yards and four touchdowns.
Farrell’s Take: Clair is an excellent all purpose back who will fit into Northwestern’s system very well as a guy who can get some yardage but also catch some passes and make people miss. He’s played at a high enough level where the transition won’t be an issue for him and I expect a solid impact.
Impact Rating: 7.3 out of 10 (meter below)
The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and manage their rosters so we here at Rivals.com continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.
1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.
4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.
6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.
9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.
10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.