Dan Connaughton switching to OL 

August, 22, 2011
Dan Connaughton (Lincoln, Mass./Buckingham, Browne & Nichols) always figured he'd play defensive tackle or defensive end in college, but it appears his future may be on the offensive line.

Temple, the only FBS school that has extended an offer to Connaughton, recruited him to play center. Connecticut and Duke, the other FBS schools that have shown significant interest, have also told Connaughton they may want him to play center.

"[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.