Conwell Talks Recruiting

Dakota Conwell has been to Pitt, Toledo and West Virginia this spring.

Upper St. Clair's (PA) Dakota Conwell rushed for 1,085 yards on 167 attempts and was 62 of 121 passing for 916 yards. He also rushed for 16 touchdowns, and was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 team.

At 6-2, 205 pounds, Conwell is being recruited as a linebacker. Though he plays primarily at quarterback, schools are impressed with his versatility.

"Most schools are looking at me at linebacker," Conwell said. "I was recently at West Virginia, up to Toledo, down to Virginia. I was at Michigan State, I've been to Pitt's practice. I got a few more coming up. I have to hit these camps and make my rounds."

Conwell competed this past weekend at the Badger Sports New Level Athletics 7-on-7 in Pittsburgh this past weekend, and used the experience to help him even further in his development as a linebacker.

"Since I'm playing with kids that are faster, I'll be able to react quicker when I go back and play against kids that aren't as fast," Conwell said. "I think it's going to help me out a lot. It's a lot of fun. It's a glorified football, I think. You don't have to go through a whole week of preparations, but you can have fun and showcase your skills."

He's been to Pitt a few times in the winter and in the spring. He's impressed with the new coaching staff, and wants to keep in close contact with the Panthers.

"I saw Pitt practice, and their pace is definitely a lot faster," Conwell said. "We have some fast kids around here. I think it might help them out a little bit. I like them a lot. I definitely want to keep in touch with them."

Conwell doesn't have any offers yet, but he's hoping with the upcoming Nike Football Training Camp in State College, as well as some upcoming prospect camps that he'd like to get to, he will be able to get his first offer soon.

"I don't have any right now, but I'd say Toledo and West Virginia are probably the closest (to offering)," Conwell said. "I think after the camp rounds, I think I should have a few. I know a few definite schools (to camp at), but I still have to think about a few schools I'm iffy with."

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