Sean Merriman, web editor, February 3, 2016

National Signing Day was a success for Northwestern.

According to, the Wildcats signed 20 prospects on Wednesday and have the No. 45-ranked class in the nation.

"It's a very close group," Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said of the class. "Now to have them all finally signed and a part of our family is exciting."

We had eight straight hours of #SigningDayOnBTN coverage today. Mike Hall (@BTNMikeHall) anchored the festivities along with BTN analysts Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) and Howard Griffith (@HowardGriffith) and Allen Trieu (@AllenTrieu).

Here is a look at some of the top highlights from Northwestern on National Signing Day.

Pat Fitzgerald talks with BTN's Kara Lentz about Northwestern's 2016 recruiting class