Northington stepping up his game

The depth in the 2011 and 2012 classes in Kentucky has led the state to have quite a number over overlooked prospects show up across the map. One prospect who's quietly putting together a good year is Kiante Northington.

The depth in the 2011 and 2012 classes in Kentucky has led the state to have quite a number over overlooked prospects show up across the map. One prospect who's quietly putting together a good year is Kiante Northington.

Butler is off to a 3-1 start this season and they look to be a competitive team in Jefferson County. Kiante Northington is one of the major reasons why Butler has excelled so far.

"My season is going good," said Northington. "I have about 14 catches for 275 yards and four touchdowns. We are a run oriented team," said Northington. Northington's numbers are lower than they could be, because of penalties. "Two (touchdowns) got called back in the (Louisville) Eastern game," he said.

Northington is also playing defensive back and has 25 tackles and three interceptions on the season. He's also recovered a fumble and returned kicks this season.

As a junior, Kiante has seen himself become a better player each week. "My tackling and route running have improved the most since the start of the season," he said.

Last week Northington had a great outing against Doss with four catches, 105 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned a kick for 50 yards. "I'm just making big plays for my team," he said.

The 5-foot-9, 150-pounder will help his team face two quality opponents in the next couple of weeks. Butler takes on (Louisville) Western and Seneca during that time. Both teams will test their 3-1 mark.

"We can go a long way," said Northington. "We have a lot of potential. We just got to work hard. Everybody overlooks us," he said.

"My strength as a player is that I have good hands, quick feet and I play every play like it's my last. I never had height, but I've got heart," Northington said in a previous interview. "I'm trying to get my 40 down to a 4.5 (seconds)."

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