New York DT Matthew Conlon picks Navy

Navy picked up another football commit on Wednesday when Fordham Prep defensive tackle Matthew Conlon announced he would be a Midshipman.

Defensive tackle Matthew Conlon announced his verbal to Navy on Wednesday tweeting, "Honored to announce that I have committed to play football for the U.S. Naval Academy."

Conlon who punted in addition to playing on the defensive line, also stars for the Fordham Prep rugby team and track team (shot put).  

The big, wide-shouldered player says a visit to Annapolis was the pivotal event that swayed him to Navy.

"When I finally went up and saw the campus I fell in love, also just the thought of going to Navy is a true honor," said Conlon. 

Conlon, who is a versatile player for Fordham Prep, even being used sometimes as fullback, says Navy plans to use him as a nose tackle.  

As a junior Conlon earned All-League honors while garnering 44 solo tackles, an interception for a pick six and numerous sacks that he lost count of. He also scored three touchdowns on offense.  Additionally, the future Mid punted for 1,250 yards.  

Overall, this looks like another fine pickup for the Mids. Conlon is a tough, hard-nosed football player who also excels in the classroom.  He appears to have the tools for a promising future with Navy both on the field and off. Top Stories