Northington hoping for big year

Kiante Northington hopes that a slight change in offensive philosophy this season will lead to a better statistical year.

Kiante Northington hopes that a slight change in offensive philosophy this season will lead to a better statistical year.

Butler High (Ky.) had an up and down season last year, going 6-5 and reaching the first round of the playoffs where they were knocked off by Simon-Kenton. Receiver Kiante Northington was a sophomore on that team that was mostly a ground based team, but this year the Bears will change their offense a little.

"Last year we had a 1000 yard rusher and were a running team, but this year we're going to spread it out a little more," said Northington. "I will most likely be a big threat in our offense," he said. "I played well this past season, but this season coming up, I'm going to get the ball more," he continued.

The 5-foot-9, 145-pound receiver took in a couple of camps this summer and had solid all-around performances.

"I have been to the Kentucky camp and got invited to the National Underclassmen Combine Top 100 camp," he said. "I won MVP there. Later on in July I'm getting invited back to a top 50 camp in Oklahoma," he continued.

Northington ran the 40 in 4.65 seconds at UK, but his shuttle was very impressive at 4.18. "I did very good in drills and one-on-ones," said Northington.

Northington hopes to continue improving on his physical abilities over the next couple of years before attending college. "I'm trying to get my 40 down to a 4.5. Right now I run a 4.6 so I've been working on that," he continued. "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," finished Northington.

"I'm looking to get my 40 down and just go to a lot more camps and get looked at," Northington finished.

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