(CBS) Northwestern football announced Monday the commitment of defensive back and 2012 Stanford graduate Quinn Evans.

Evans will be eligible to compete in the 2012 season.

Evans redshirted his freshman campaign at Stanford, and over the next two years, played in 20 games with 13 tackles before missing all of 2011 due to injury.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to finish my college football and academic careers at Northwestern,” Evans said in a statement released by the school. “My visit to campus and the relationships I’ve developed with Coach Fitzgerald and other members of the Northwestern football program have left no doubt that NU is the right fit for me at this time. I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates at the start of camp and contributing any way I can to our success this season.”

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