Oaks Christian Tackle Narrows picks at UW, 3 more
Luke Baklenko doesn’t look particularly happy in his latest social media post, which his future college football team wants from him.
At 6-foot-6 and 300 pounds, this Oaks Christian School offensive tackle has plenty of size to work with.
Baklenko also comes from a fairly successful high school football program in the Los Angeles area, so he should be fundamentally solid.
However, his demeanor might be what sets him apart from many others in his class of 2023. Put it all together and it looks like he could be quite a handful to deal with in the trenches.
On Monday morning, Baklenko announced that he had cut his four college schools at Boston College, Stanford, UCLA and Washington, adding that his final decision would come in July.
The scowling has a past connection to Montlake — he’s the son of former UW beach volleyball coach Jen Baklenko and no doubt grew up around Husky sports facilities.
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Baklenko, rated as a 3-star prospect and holding 15 offers in total, will then have to make official visits and see which of these four schools suits him best.
His mother joined the Huskies’ new beach volleyball program in 2014, the same year Chris Petersen was named UW football coach. Luke was in elementary school.
Obviously, a lot has changed in Montlake since the family joined. Maybe this great offensive lineman can help turn things around.
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