Wujciak Juggling Three Offers

The Terps look to keep it all in the family when it comes to recruiting Connor Wujciak.

Connor Wujciak may now be known as the little brother of the star middle linebacker at Maryland, Alex, but the Seton Hall Prep (NJ) defensive end has plenty of talent in his own right.

Wujciak had 64 tackles, including 11 sacks, with three fumble recoveries as a junior with the Pirates this season, helping lead them to a 9-2 record. He is currently holding three scholarship offers - Boston College, Maryland, and Rutgers - but Wujciack says there are no favorites yet.

The junior played both defensive end and H-back at Seton Hall Prep this year, and sees his future in college in the trenches.

“That's all I see myself as, somewhere on the defensive line,” he said. “I would say [it helps that] I'm pretty strong, I'm a strong football player. I need to work on my straightline speed, my quickness a little bit, and my technique a little bit.”

While Connor says that his brother Alex helped him notice Maryland, Alex hasn't been pushing Connor in one direction or another.

“I probably would have never been to Maryland or heard anything about the place [if he hadn't gone there],” Wujciak said. “So that probably helped. But as far as him pressuring me to go anywhere, he doesn't do anything, he doesn't say anything. He tells me to make my own decision.”

Wujciack likes the environment of College Park and is not concerned with this year's performance by the Terps.

“The coaches are great,” he said. “I like the campus, it's really nice. [The bad year] really doesn't make a difference to me. I know the Maryland team this year is young; the offensive line is young; they had way too many turnovers on offense. I didn't just look at the scoreboard and think 'Wow, Maryland must be awful'. I think it was like seven games where they lost by a touchdown in the fourth quarter; it wasn't like they were getting smoked every game.”

The younger Wujciak is an extremely gifted athlete, so don't be surprised to hear Alex known as Connor's older brother in the future.

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