Stevenson’s Willie Bourbon picks Northwestern baseball

Stevenson shortstop Willie Bourbon watches home plate during a game against Carmel last season. | Judy Fidkowski/for Sun-Times Media

Willie Bourbon has made his college decision: It’s baseball, and it’s Northwestern.

The Stevenson senior committed to the Wildcats Wednesday.

“I feel like I’ll get the education and baseball, a combination of both,” Bourbon said. “With the new direction they are bringing the program, I feel like it was the right fit for me.”

Bourbon — a 6-foot-1, 195-pound third baseman for the Patriots who is also the football team’s starting quarterback — said he first began serious contact with Northwestern during his junior year at Stevenson. Wildcats coaches attended a few of his games, which led to him visit the school’s campus.

Northwestern coach Paul Stevens made an offer earlier this week. After discussing it with his father and mother, Bourbon called Stevens to accept on Wednesday afternoon. Later that night, Bourbon announced on Twitter that he would be a Wildcat.

[Read the full story on High School Cube News]

 

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