Morehart Loves PSU Camp Experience

The Class of 2014 lineman said he received lots of positive feedback on his trip to Happy Valley. He got tips on where to improve, too.

Class of 2014 defensive lineman Connor Morehart was excited to camp at Penn State Saturday. The interest he received from the Nittany Lion staff during the evaluation period grew after his performance at the Advanced Skills Camp, the Governor Mifflin (Shillington, Pa.) prospect said.

"They told me they are going to recruit me hard for the 2014 class, and to keep working on getting better. I want to focus on my footwork, personally," Morehart said.

The 6-foot-4, 265-pound lineman said he first heard from Penn State after John Butler and Ted Roof visited his school during the evaluation period. He is learning about the Nittany Lions still, but knows a few things already.

"The coaches and staff are great, and the tradition at Penn State is great," Morehart said. "They also have a really good academic staff and facilities, and that stuff is important to me. I would love to learn more on my next trip, too."

Morehart claims an offer from Rutgers -- he received it from Scarlet Knight head coach Kyle Flood before the spring game -- as well as interest from Ohio State, Northwestern, Stanford and Maryland.

As for the interest from Penn State, Morehart said it came from a slew of coaches after camp Saturday.

"Coach Johnson said he loved my highlight tape, and coach Butler said to stay in touch," Morehart said.

While those words carried weight, he said the next two coaches he spoke too were even more meaningful.

"Coach Ted Roof said he liked me in Penn State gear and would do what he could to see me wear it again, and then my family and I got to talk to Coach (Bill) O'Brien. "We were really impressed by him, and I loved the instruction I got from him in the one on ones. I would love to be coached by him."

He's unsure of what his plans are for the rest of the summer, but Morehart said he will be ready once August roles around and the high school season starts to do what he does best.

"My goal is to make the other offense look terrible every time I'm on the field," he said. "Even though I play both sides of the ball, I love playing defense most."

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