The senior season of Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward offensive tackle Sean Connolly is finished, and several colleges are starting to get serious about the 6-7, 290-pound prospect. In the last week, two schools have extended scholarship offers.
"I got offered by Marshall last week," Connolly reported. "Then, I think it was on Thursday, Akron offered me."
The offers from Akron and Marshall join a previous offer from Wyoming. Now that he has several options to choose from, Connolly is starting to schedule official visits.
"I know my official visit to Wyoming is going to be Dec. 10 and Marshall's is going to be this weekend," Connolly said. "I want to see as many places as I can, take my time and make sure I make the right choice."
Connolly had made an unofficial visit to Marshall earlier this fall, prior to receiving his offer from the Thundering Herd.
"I was there the day after the Rice game and talked to Coach [Bill] Legg," Connolly said. "Coach Legg called me [last week] and told me that I got offered. Marshall has been there awhile and I was really looking forward to getting offered by them.
"They told me when they first called that Coach Legg had talked to my coach and heard all the great things about me. I think they liked the pass pro aspect and that I can be really physical on the run blocking."
Akron is another school that has been recruiting Connolly for several months. Their offer came directly from the head coach.
"Coach [Rob] Ianello called me and told me that I had gotten offered," Connolly said. "He told me that he had watched some game film, been really impressed and he decided to offer me."
Louisville is also still showing interest, but the three schools that have offered are taking center stage in Connolly's recruitment, and his research will start in earnest this weekend.