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Northwestern recruit Tommy Carnifax to enroll early

Tommy Carnifax, a high school defensive end who committed to Northwestern back in June, will enroll early at the University in January, the football program announced Tuesday.

Carnifax, a three-star recruit from Warren, Oh., is the fourth-highest rated player in Northwestern's (incomplete) 2016 class, per 247 Sports.

NCAA rules allow athletes who have completed high school degree requirements to sign a Tender of Financial Aid, graduate early from high school and enroll in college in the winter or spring. Enrolling early allows athletes to get a head start academically and participate in spring practice.