Three-star Maryland commitment Sal Conaboy looks to be an excellent run blocker, however with so…
Sal Conaboy, the 6-foot-5, 255-pound three-star offensive guard from Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit, Pa., pulled the trigger yesterday, Aug. 26 and committed to Maryland. "I called coach Ralph Friedgen and told him I'll be coming to play for him at Maryland," Conaboy said. "I also talked with my recruiting coach (wide receiver coach Lee Hull) and he passed the phone around so I got to talk with the other coaches too. It was pretty cool." Conaboy says he's about 99-percent committed and says he just got a "gut feeling" about the Terps. "I went through the recruiting process," he said. "And I feel like I got as much out of it as I was going to. It wasn't something I was necessarily planning to do, but I talked with my family and coaches about it this week and it just felt right." He says he chose the Terps over Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Syracuse. All of his favorites have offered as well as West Virginia, Illinois, Michigan, Vanderbilt, New Mexico, Oregon, Eastern Michigan, Temple and a few others (17 total). "The whole atmosphere at Maryland was great," Conaboy said. "I felt like I fit in there and people always says they've got a family atmosphere, but at Maryland it really is like a family. "I also love the attitude of the team," he said. "They all seem to be on the same page and support each other. They've got a lot of young players, so I'll have a good opportunity to come in and show them what I can do." Conaboy, ranked as the No. 9 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com, doesn't have any official visits scheduled yet. "I'll definitely visit Maryland," he said. "I may take another trip, but I'm not sure. That's nothing something I'm planning right now." Despite growing up in Pennsylvania, Conaboy says he never followed Penn State or Pittsburgh as a youngster. "Everyone here roots for either Penn State or Pitt," he said. "But I never did." Conaboy starts his senior season on Sept. 5 when Abington Heights takes on Hazleton High School. "I'm pretty athletic for my size," Conaboy said. "I'm a converted tight end and have good speed and footwork. I'm also really aggressive, but I still want to get bigger, stronger and faster. I'm working on improving my pass protection and my technique." Conaboy plans to major in criminal justice and reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 940 two-part SAT.
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