Braddock OL Conyers Enjoys USF Scrimmage

Robert Conyers, a 3-star offensive lineman at Braddock HS has close to 20 offers, and after a busy summer visiting colleges he's narrowed down his choices to a top six schools. The 6-foot-5, 290 pound lineman most recent trip was to Vero Beach to check out a USF scrimmage to see how the Bulls go at it. Read on for all the details and see where the Bulls stand.

During the summer break Braddock offensive lineman Robert Conyers has been busy checking out colleges to help narrow down his list.

"Yeah I've been all over," said Conyers. "I've been to Vanderbilt, Duke, Wake Forest, Georgia, LSU, Florida, UM, USF, Western Michigan, Michigan State, UCF, Northwestern and FIU."

Conyers most recent trip was to Vero Beach where the USF football team is practicing to check out the Bulls scrimmage.

"The scrimmage was a lot of fun to watch and we had a ball out there," said Conyers. "They were going at it, and I think they're going to have a good team this year."

The 6-foot-5, 294 pound 3-star prospect plays offensive tackle and played close attention to the Bulls o-line.

"They looked good, energetic and really in tuned with what they were doing," said Conyers. "Besides a few false starts, they were pretty much successful most of the time. The starters only played so many snaps, so we saw a lot of the younger guys."

Conyers attended the practice with his father and wanted to get a good look at how the staff coaches the players during a scrimmage.

"They were really aggressive out there and were getting the most out of the players," said Conyers. "They were calling in things from the sidelines and when they would come off the field I saw a lot of coaching being done, and the staff coaching the players up."

"I like how coach Shankweiler was coaching up the offensive line and it looked like he had them playing at a high level," said Conyers. "I like Coach Shank and think he's a good coach and a real straight forward guy."

Conyers also got to see how Head Coach Skip Holtz was in a scrimmage situation.

"All I can say is Coach Holtz gets after it," said Conyers. "It was an up tempo scrimmage and I liked how he was coaching them up during the scrimmage and giving out pointers."

The Braddock offensive lineman has 18 scholarship offers and recently trimmed his list down to a top six schools, including South Florida, Vanderbilt, Duke, FIU, Michigan State and Wake Forest."

"Those are my top six and they aren't in any order," said Conyers. "I narrowed down my list due to how the coaches like me, as a player and as a person, and also how the academics are at the school."

Conyers talks about what keeps USF among his top school choices.

"They have a good team overall and they have a really good coaching staff," said Conyers. "I also like the academic side of USF."
With the season approaching, Conyers had started to think about official visits and already knows of a few.

"Right now I'm looking at taking visits are to Duke and to Vanderbilt," said Conyers. "They're the only ones I know I'm taking so far and I haven't thought about my others yet."

With Conyers already having two-a-day practices, he's focusing on his team and will be done with summer visits, but said he plans on taking several unofficial visits to check out some games this season.

"I'll probably go to USF and FIU for unofficial visits for games," said Conyers. "I'm not sure yet about official visits."

After taking visits to each and summer coming to a close, Conyers said he plans on narrowing down his list some more and then making his decision during the season.

"With some of the schools the coaches are standing out and with some the education is standing out," said Conyers. "There are little things with each one that are standing out, so I'll go over all my schools and double check that's where I want to be."

"I'll start to trim it over the next few weeks once school starts," said Conyers. "I'll probably make my decision around the fifth or sixth game of the season."

With a decision looming, the offensive lineman knows what he's looking for to help make his choice.

"I'm really looking at the coaches and if they get after it or are just complacent, that's going to play a big part," said Conyers. "Also the degree I can get from there and the overall atmosphere from the school."

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