Wildcats nab 5th in-state commit

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.

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