Mizzou First To Offer Pennsylvania Lineman

The Missouri Tigers have ventured into Pennsylvania in the past for recruits, and have returned again with an offer for this 2012 line prospect

Connor Mahoney, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound offensive guard from Malvern Prep in Malvern, Pa., spoke to Scout.com on Tuesday about his recruiting so far.

"Missouri offered me as an offensive line prospect, but I talked to Northwestern tonight and they like me on both and thought I might end up projecting to the defensive line better," Mahoney stated. "I just heard from Pittsburgh today about coming out in the spring as well and Pennsylvania and Princeton both offered me a spot on the team as well. Stanford has asked for my transcripts as well."

"I talked to the offensive line coach at Missouri and have read up on them and I'd like to major in business or finance, so I spent some time trying to learn about those schools. I took the virtual tour and everything like that and there was a lot that was impressive on there. It's also a great football school."

ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Connor's father, Regan Mahoney about his son's recruitment and the recent Missouri offer.

" Connor's coach told him about the offer from Missouri last Wednesday, and we have talked to Coach Steckel from Missouri and we really enjoyed our conversation. He is from this area I believe,"said Mr. Mahoney.

"We looked at Missouri online and took a virtual tour and researched the school as much as possible and we like what we know so far a lot," continued Mr. Mahoney.  "Right now we are in the process of working out our schedule and hope to make an unofficial visit to there during their spring practice."

Connor Mahoney's head football coach at Malvern Prep, Kevin Pellegrini, shared his thoughts on his coveted football player.

"Connor Mahoney is a very versatile athlete for his size.  He is big ,
strong, and has great feet." said Pellegrini.  "He can play anywhere on offensive line and defensive line.  He loves the game of football and plays at an intense level.  I am expecting great things from him this year, his senior year."

As a junior, Mahoney was first-team All-Inter-Ac on both offense and defense. He was also first-team All-City and All-County and was honorable mention All-State.

In the classroom, he carries a 3.5 GPA while taking Honors History.

- JP Rock contributed to this story-

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