Morehart Holds Offer; Will Camp for Others

Connor Morehart

SAN ANTONIO -- Governor Mifflin High (Shillington, Pa.) standout Connor Morehart performed at the USAAAB underclassman combine, and then spoke to FOXSportsNEXT about his recruitment. The two-way lineman holds one offer and is hearing plenty from several others.

Class of 2014 two-way lineman Connor Morehart plans on making the camp rounds during the spring and summer to get maximum exposure, but he already has a few stops he plans on making.

And he also has on school high on his list already.

The Governor Mifflin High (Shillington, Pa.) standout holds an offer from Rutgers, which he said will rate high on his list throughout the process, and is getting plenty of interest from Penn State, Boston College, Miami and West Virginia.

"I've been to Rutgers five or six times," Morehart said. "I love it there, all the staff and coaches, and the program is very good. I really like what Kyle Flood did there. I'm excited to see how they play again next year and they're definitely one of my top choices."

The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Morehart, who plays defensive tackle and offensive line, was offered by the Scarlet Knights for defense, which is his preferred to position in college.

He also likes the home-like feel he gets whenever he visits the school.

"Some of family has been out there," Morehart said. "My uncle, my grandma, and some of my (immediate) family all really like it out there. I fit in, I like the coaching staff and the academic support is really good there."

Another program Morehart likes a lot is Penn State.

"I talk to (assistant) coach John Butler a lot," Morehart said. "I get a lot of letters from West Virginia, and from Miami. A lot of schools, including Penn State, told me I need to go out there and show them I should get an offer.

"I get that you have to go out and prove you deserve it. If it gets handed to me, I'll be grateful for that, but I just have to work hard for it."

Morehart, who added he wants to visit Penn State for junior day, camped at Happy Valley in June and is looking to come back this summer to make an impact with the coaching staff.

When Morehart camped at Penn State the last time, it was as an offensive lineman. Next time he will be there as a defensive lineman.

"They said it all depends on my performance this summer,"; Morehart said. "They said they can re-evaluate me on defense there, and that's something I want to play in college. He said if I went out there and performed better I could be looked at on defense."

Morehart also plans on camping at Miami, which will be his second trip to the Coral Gables, Fla., campus. He was in attendance when the Hurricanes played South Florida in November.

"I loved it there," he said. "It was not only the academics, but the environment. They said if I went and camped there I could get an offer if I deserved one, so I might head down there this summer. Everyone has the wrong perception of Miami. (Assistant director of football operations) Matt (Doherty) took me around and showed me everything."

Morehart was also on the West Virginia campus in the fall.

"My parents really liked it a lot," he said. "We went to the Baylor game, and it was 70-63. (Assistant) coach Jake Spavital is recruiting me there, and I really like it there as well."

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