All Systems Go for QB Dan Persa

Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa remains ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn Achilles tendon. Persa has been running for the last month and is expected to step up the rehab in the coming weeks.  “The next thing I’m going to start is more like cutting and side-to-side agility work, building strength in my ankles (in the next couple of weeks),” Persa said. “Hopefully by the middle of May, end of May, I’ll be pretty much full-go.”

Mancini’s Take: I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Persa is one of the more exciting quarterbacks in the nation. He’s the engine that keeps that Wildcat offense running when you consider that he isn’t surrounded by a plethora of elite teammates at the skill positions. His play faking and burst as a scrambler make him a formidable weapon to defend. His arm won’t remind anyone of Brett Favre, but

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