OPRF quarterback Lloyd Yates commits to Northwestern

Lloyd Yates finds a whole to run through during the Class 8A state playoff game between Oak Park-River Forest and visiting Maine South Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Oak Park. | Sun-Times Media File

Oak Park-River Forest quarterback Lloyd Yates is headed to Northwestern. The 6-foot, 190-pound prospect added an offer from the Wildcats just 48-hours before committing on Thursday.

“I’ve wanted to go to Northwestern for a while now,” Yates said. “And honestly, the people there sold me. They are great people and I just didn’t see a point in waiting any longer.

“Getting the offer was exciting. I was happy to hear about it because Northwestern is a school that I have always been interested in.”

Yates will join Oak Park-River Forest teammate and five-star rated offensive lineman Adam Lemke-Bell, who committed to the Wildcats at the end of May. Lemke-Bell played a key roll in recruiting Yates to Northwestern.

“Getting to play college ball with him, It’s indescribable,” Yates said. “We’ve built a strong relationship over the past couple of years and it’s awesome knowing that I’m going to step on campus the first day with a guy that I’ll do anything for.”

The Oak Park-River Forest pair are half of the four area prospects who have pledged to play at Northwestern next season. Stevenson wide receiver Cameron Green and Wheaton Warrenville South linebacker Tommy Vitale round out the area recruits.

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