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Big Ten Program Loses Commitment From Quarterback Recruit

A general view of Northwestern's football field inside Wrigley Field.

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 18: A general view as the Northwestern Wildcats practice for a game against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday November 20 at Wrigley Field on November 18, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

One College football programs often try to bring in a quarterback recruit every year. QBs are also among the first players to join many classes. For Northwestern, it is back to the drawing board with Cale Millen's decommitment.

The three-star quarterback had pledged to Northwestern back on December 10. At the time, he was just the second member of Northwestern's 2019 recruiting class, behind outside linebacker Bryce Gallagher. Instead, he appears destined to play elsewhere.

Millen backed away from his commitment to the Wildcats late last night. He tweeted a note about his decision:

Many think Cale Millen's decommitment could portend a pledge to a college football power.

Over at 247Sports, 82-percent of recruiting experts that have voted in the crystal ball believe he will be an Oregon Duck. Oregon does not have a commitment from a 2019 quarterback yet.

The Ducks came through with an offer for Millen back on March 20. They are the most recent program to do so.

247's composite rankings have Millen as the No. 920 player in the class of 2019. The pro style quarterback is ranked No. 27 at his position in the nation.

He stars at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, Washington. 247 ranks him as the No. 6 player in the state.

Even after Millen's announcement, Northwestern is off to a strong start to its 2019 class. The Wildcats have eight commits in the class, seven of whom are three-star players. The class ranks eighth in the Big Ten, and No. 27 overall.

Oregon, the favorite for Millen now, has five players committed, including a pair of four-star recruits in linebacker Mase Funa and defensive tackle Keyon Ware-Hudson. Oregon's class is ranked one spot ahead of Northwestern at No. 26, and second in the Pac-12.