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Conyers lands his first offer

Miami (Fla.) Braddock offensive tackle Robert Conyers had waited for that moment, when he received his first offer, for a number of years. Earlier this week, it happened when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons verbally offered him.
"I was very excited," Conyers said. "I never had that feeling before. I have been waiting for that day since I started playing football."
After receiving the offer, the 6-foot-5, 277-pound lineman had an opportunity to speak with a member of the coaching staff in Winston-Salem.
"I talked to Coach Lobo (Steed Lobotzke), the offensive line coach," Conyers said. "They said that they really like me on film. They have seen my game film and really like how I played. They said that they want to come down and see me in May."
At this time, Conyers is making plans to eventually check out the Demon Deacons.
"I am planning to visit there sometime in the middle of the summer, probably around the end of June," Conyers said.
In addition to the Demon Deacons, Conyers is also receiving attention from Duke, Northwestern, Florida, Miami, South Florida, and Vanderbilt. He will travel to visit Northwestern this weekend and has previously visited Florida and Miami twice each and also made it to South Florida on one occasion.
He talked a bit about his trips to Gainesville to check out the Florida Gators.
"I really think they are coming together under a new coaching staff and they are picking things up really fast," Conyers said. "They are getting organized pretty fast."
As for the nearby Hurricanes, he talked about his visits to Coral Gables.
"The Hurricanes have a lot of good athletes and stuff, but Coach (Al) Golden has a lot of issues left over from Randy Shannon that he is dealing with," Conyers said. "I think he is trying to learn how to use that team to the way he wants to coach. I really like the coaching staff there though. I have met Coach (Art) Kehoe twice, met him at a Junior Day and then when I went to watch a practice. I like his style of coaching because he coaches the same exact way as my high school coach."
Conyers also shared his thoughts on his visit to the University of South Florida.
"I like their offensive line coach (Steve Shankweiler) and the way he coaches them," Conyers said. "I haven't had an opportunity to see the campus much because I just went to watch a spring scrimmage. I only really talked with the coaches on the field while I was there."
At this point, Conyers does not claim a leader.
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