Playko: Arrow Pointing Up

Kenton Playko became the second addition to Northwestern's recruiting class back in February, and has seen the group grow to 21. The offensive tackle is excited about the direction of the NU football program.

It's been a long time since Kenton Playko gave Northwestern its second verbal commitment of the 2012 class last March, but that has not diminished the offensive tackle's enthusiasm in the slightest, especially in the lead-up to National Signing day.

"We've all been talking on Facebook," he said of himself and his fellow recruits. "I'm excited. Everybody's excited. We haven't had anybody decommit in the class of 2012 so we all can't wait."

Tomorrow, Playko will finally be able to put pen to paper and make his future with NU official. He will attend a ceremony at his high school tomorrow, but after that it's right back to work.

"I'll go to the signing ceremony at the school for all athletes, but I'm working out right after," he said. "Right now, I'm working on lowering my body fat percentage, but keeping my weight right at 285. So right now it's just improving my strength and agility."

Playko is eager to get started with his career as a Wildcat, and has been for a long time. He observed the program's momentum before committing and wants to be a part of it.

"The direction this program is going in is up," Playko said. "I love the staff and the players are awesome."

Playko looks forward to contributing to the team for the same reason that made him commit last Spring.

"There's such a positive energy in practice that sold me big time. It just felt like the right fit."

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