North Allegheny's Coniker chooses Richmond
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Brendan Coniker had scholarship offers from Mid-American Conference schools, but the North Allegheny star has given a verbal commitment to play football at Division I FCS powerhouse Richmond.
Coniker also had offers from MAC schools Akron, Ohio and Toledo, as well as FCS Delaware and Old Dominion. Richmond is coached by Danny Rocco, whose family is from Fox Chapel, and Coniker was recruited by Spiders linebacker coach Manny Rojas, a former West Allegheny star.
“He went on a visit to Richmond and really enjoyed it,” North Allegheny coach Art Walker said. “He's their top guy, as far as what I'm hearing from them. It's a great opportunity, a good school, a great campus and he loved the atmosphere. He thought Richmond felt right for him and made the commitment.”
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior had 29 receptions for 477 yards and nine touchdowns, including a controversial catch against Upper St. Clair in the WPIAL title game at Heinz Field last fall. He was one of only two sophomores to start on the Tigers' 2010 PIAA Class AAAA champions —Michigan recruit Patrick Kugler was the other — and played a starring role as a receiver and cornerback last season.
Kevin Gorman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-320-7812.
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