Wildcats nab 5th in-state commit

Updated: July 21, 2010, 11:34 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Fremd senior offensive tackle Jack Konopka joined Northwestern's already large in-state recruiting class by committing to the Wildcats on Wednesday.

Konopka, who is 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds, chose Northwestern over Purdue.

Konopka is Northwestern's fifth in-state recruit and 11th overall. The Wildcats had one in-state recruit last season.

Scott Powers covers high school and college sports for ESPNChicago.com and can be reached at spowers@espnchicago.com.

Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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