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Connaughton seeing interest on offensive line

ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on his recruiting blog with BB&N lineman Dan Connaughton, who might have a brighter future at the next level on the offensive side of the ball rather than defensive.

So far, Temple is the only school that has made an offer, as a center, while UConn and Duke have also shown interest. Brown writes:

"[UConn coach Paul] Pasqualoni told me from a physical standpoint [Connaughton is 6-foot-3, 275 pounds] he sees me as a center," Connaughton said. "Duke wanted me to go to their camp, but I couldn't fit it into my schedule. They told me they want to see senior film.

"UConn told me to send clips after my first two games. They want to see both sides of the ball. I think one of the problems is I didn't put much offense on my highlight tape. I thought I would be playing defense in college."

Connaughton said he'll shift from defensive tackle to defensive end this season. He also plays offensive guard.

Connaughton attended camps at Boston College, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Temple this summer.

Most of his offers have come from FCS schools. Connaughton said he's also been accepted at two Ivy League schools, Brown and Penn. Many of the FCS programs are recruiting Connaughton to play defensive end.

"Right now it's between Temple and UPenn, and I'm waiting on Duke and UConn," Connaughton said. "I haven't seen Duke yet, but I know it's one of the best schools in the country. I took an unofficial to UConn and it was beautiful. Hopefully I'll get an offer from them."

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