Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward features a four-star prospect and a three-star prospect, both committed to BCS programs, on their offensive line, but their all-important left tackle position is held down by senior Sean Connolly.
The 6-7, 290-pound Connolly is another Division I caliber lineman for the Eagles, and he picked up his first scholarship offer of the process just in the last few weeks.
"Wyoming was my first offer," Connolly said. "I got an offer from them a couple weeks ago after our game against Don Bosco, so I was really excited about that."
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Mid-American Conference programs like Akron, Bowling Green and Toledo have also been showing steady interest in Connolly, and West Virginia and Louisville were in contact earlier in the process. The program next to Wyoming that is expressing the most interest at this time, though, is Marshall.
"I get a call every week from Marshall. They actually came up to see a practice this week," Connolly said. "The vibes are really good and they really like what they see. Their offensive line coach played with one of our offensive line coaches in college, so I know they talk a little bit."
"I went down to visit Marshall the day after their game against Rice. I also got a chance to see them play against Louisville in Louisville. They are a very impressive team and they seem really young. They are just a really young team with a bunch of talent and I like the way they are playing."
Connolly also visited Louisville and Toledo for games this fall, and took in an Akron game last fall. Any future college visits will have to wait until after his senior season, however, because St. Edward starts the first round of the OHSAA playoffs this weekend.
"I know I am probably going to go out to Wyoming this off-season to see Laramie," Connolly said. "I know Marshall asked me to visit. Everything is going to be after the season."
Additional college visits will be determined by which schools show interest in Connolly over the next couple months.