Playko Pulls The Trigger

Northwestern has their second commit for the 2012 recruiting class. During his Junior Day visit, three-star Ohio offensive lineman Kenton Playko committed to the Wildcats. After his time on campus, Playko called and told us about his commitment.

Kenton Playko was a part of Northwestern's big Junior Day, and left with his commitment made.

"I committed to Northwestern today," Playko said. "I talked to Coach Pat Fitzgerald, and they seemed pretty excited about it."

The thee-star lineman had received offers from Northwestern, Indiana, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Miami (OH), and others, but officially made his decision on Saturday to become a Northwestern Wildcat.

"It feels great," said Playko. "Just to know that I'm going to have an amazing education and get to play for an amazing team is just an honor."

Playko's decision process didn't take long. He received an offer just a week ago, and right away, knew he wanted to be a Wildcat.

"I felt like it was definitely the number one pick," Playko said. "The more I discussed, the more I wanted it. Just seeing the players and seeing practice, it just convinced me right there."

On Saturday, Playko traveled to Northwestern to participate in the Junior Day. His feeling about Northwestern was very high, and when he arrived to campus, he was 100% sure about committing to Northwestern.

"I made the decision in my head earlier this week," Playko said. "I knew depending on how things go, I would make my decision. I was 100% sold right at the beginning of practice. When I saw how high-octane everything was, I knew I wanted to be there. Guys were having so much fun and getting so much work done."

So at the conclusion of practice, Playko pulled a few coaches aside, and told them about his decision.

"I went up to Coach Pat Fitzgerald and Coach Matt MacPherson and told them I wanted to commit," Playko said. "They were ecstatic. It was great."

So naturally, the newest Wildcat commit's next step was to stop by the NU bookstore and load up on Northwestern gear.

"Oh yeah, we bought some t-shirts and everything."

With his decision in the books, Kenton Playko can move on to his senior year of high school, and focus on finishing out, but with the excitement of knowing he will be a

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