Northwestern has reportedly landed a punter for its Class of 2011.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that punter Chris Gradone of Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier will be a preferred walkon for the Wildcats next season.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald would not comment on the report, per school policy.
Gradone, who is not listed in the Rivals database, is 6-foot-2 and 199 pounds. He averaged 40.7 yards per punt for 7-5 St. Xavier last season, according to MaxPreps.com. His long was 60 yards and he dropped 10 of his 52 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line.