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UNH offers New Hampton's Kiley

ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on his recruiting blog with New Hampton (N.H.) athlete Jake Kiley, who recently received his first offer from the University of New Hampshire.

Interestingly enough, the offer comes courtesy of defensive coordinator, who previously faced off against Kiley's squad as head coach at rival Kimball Union Academy.

"It's a big weight off my shoulders," Kiley told Brown. "[Lyons] was coaching the defensive backs and I was in his group all day. As far as [FCS] teams go, UNH is a great program. They're in the playoffs every year and I've only heard good things about the school."

And it's far from the last offer the ESPNU 150 Watch List candidate will receive, as Brown notes:

Kiley, who recently completed his junior year, plays quarterback and defensive back for New Hampton, but is being recruited to play either cornerback or wide receiver in college.

New Hampshire would be fortunate to land Kiley, since he is expected to receive offers from FBS schools as well.

Kiley is scheduled to attend one-day camps at Duke, Penn State, Boston College, Virginia and Maryland this month.

"From what the coaches are telling me, he has a good shot (to receive a scholarship offer) from the other places as well," said Jake's father Ed, who is New Hampton's head coach. "It has to be the right fit, but that's the case with anybody."

Kiley said Connecticut assistant coach Mike Foley told him the Huskies may offer him a scholarship as well.

"Connecticut has told me I'm still in the mix, but they're not going to make any offers until all of their camps are over," Kiley said. "The rest of the camps I'm going to are all schools I've been in contact with and have shown a lot of interest."

For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school football talent, be sure to check out Brown's ESPN blog.