DEKALB, Illinois — Northern Illinois signed a 22-player class with 10 in-state players Wednesday, including at least a couple that could make a quick impact with the Huskies.
Rod Carey's team finished an 8-6 season with a loss to Boise State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.
Wide receiver Andrew Parchment from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, stands 6-3 and has the potential to add to a group of receivers that will welcome back last season's top pass catcher, Kenny Golladay (71 catches, 1,122 yards, 10 touchdowns).
The Huskies also signed a cornerback with a year of experience on a Big Ten roster. Jalen Embry redshirted a season at Iowa before transferring to Iowa Central Community College.
Other things to know:
Top 25 Class: No
Best in class: Benn Olson, OL, Burnsville, Minnesota.
Best of the rest: Anthony Thompson, QB, Chicago; Mitchell Brinkman, TE, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Jalen Embry, CB, Detroit, and Iowa Central Community College; Daniel Isom, CB, St. Louis; Austin Warner, OL, Oswego, Illinois.
Late addition: Andrew Parchment, WR, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
How they'll fit in: Northern Illinois added a pair of quarterbacks, Thompson and Marcus Childers, 6-foot, 212 pounds, from Adairsville, Georgia. The two give the Huskies a potentially deep group behind returning starter Drew Hare.
For the full list: http://www.niuhuskies.com