Conwell Hoping To Reconnect With NU

Upper St. Clair High (PA) linebacker Dakota Conwell is generating serious interest from some of the top conferences in the nation.

Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan State, and Purdue have shown the most interest in the junior. Conwell says the recruiting process is going well for him.

"So far it's been pretty good," he said. "No offers or anything yet, but a good amount of interest from a lot of schools."

Conwell just recently came back from a visit from Virginia yesterday. He has plans to stop at Michigan State on February 27th and then West Virginia sometime in March.

In addition to being a two-way stud in football, playing both quarterback and linebacker, Conwell is a standout on the hardwood. The small forward led the Panthers to a 15-7 record this season, which was good for a second-place finish in their section.

Conwell is fully committed to the recruiting process but right now his focus is on winning the first round of playoffs this Saturday. Once the basketball season is finished Conwell says he'd like to have his college decision out of the way.

"It's not a burden," Conwell said. "But I have to get it over with as soon as possible before my senior year so I know where I'm going."

The junior admits it's been awhile since he's last heard from Northwestern but the school is still on his radar. He welcomes the opportunity to reconnect with the Wildcats.

"I'm pretty anxious to visit them," Conwell said. "I hope sometime soon in the spring they show some interest in me."

The three-star linebacker made it clear that he'd like an opportunity to shine in the Big Ten.

"Ever since I was little I've loved Big Ten football," he said. "I want to play the highest level of football as I can."

Northwestern could be the school that makes Conwell's dream a reality.

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