Hanratty Swimming in Offers

TSR's Pete Volk catches up with the 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman from Connecticut.

New Canaan High School is a powerhouse in Connecticut Division MM. Led by star right tackle Conor Hanratty, the Rams marched to their fourth straight state title this year, defeating the East Lyme Vikings 28-0 in the championship game.

Hanratty, one of the top offensive linemen in the 2011 class, stands at 6'5”, weighs 300 pounds, and did not allow a sack this season.

“I have been playing right tackle this year,” he said. “Although I could play guard in college. I think my main strength is run blocking, and something I need to work on is my pad level.”

Recruiting is going just about as well as it can be for a junior, as Hanratty already has nine offers from top flight schools - Boston College, Cal, Iowa, Maryland, Notre Dame, Stanford, Syracuse, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Hanratty seems to favor Notre Dame so far, and also likes Iowa. Conor's dad, Terry Hanratty, was an All-American quarterback at Notre Dame.

“I like Notre Dame's prestige and their campus,” he said. “It has been my favorite school for a long time. Also, I am a big fan of coach [Kirk] Ferentz at Iowa.”

The junior also likes Maryland, but wants to find out more information about the school and the program.

“I think that Maryland is a great school, although I don't know too much about it.” Hanratty said. “I have never visited there, but I was there for a camp in freshman year.”

Hanratty is very strong, holding a max bench press of 290 pounds and a max squat of 420, and projects very well as a collegiate interior lineman. Technically strong linemen of Hanratty's size are hard to find coming out of high school, so expect the offers to keep on coming in.

Hanratty, listed as a four star prospect on Scout.com, was named first team all-conference and all-state this year.

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