5-star OL prospect Josh Conerly sets announcement date, 3 Pac-12 schools in mix
The top remaining uncommitted prospect in the 2022 class has an announcement date set.
Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach 2022 offensive lineman Josh Conerly Jr. will commit on Friday, April 8. 247Sports reported that he’ll announce in the gymnasium at his high school that evening. The announcement will be live-streamed on CBS Sports HQ.
APRIL 8TH IS THE DAY…………🤝 sorry for the wait lol
— Josh(ua) Conerly Jr (@joshuaconerlyjr) March 21, 2022
The 6-foot-5, 283-pound tackle prospect is expected to choose from a top six of Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC, and the hometown Washington Huskies. So far, he has taken four official visits to Michigan, Miami, Oklahoma and Oregon, with a fifth scheduled this weekend to USC, according to 247.
He’s the 15th-ranked overall prospect in the 2022 cycle, according to the 247 Composite, and the second-best tackle prospect in the country. Conerly was named the Anthony Munoz National Lineman of the Year and selected to both the 2022 All-American Bowl and 2022 Polynesian Bowl.
Gabe Brooks, a recruiting analyst for 247Sports, had this to say on Conerly’s game:
Athletic build with requisite height and length to play outside for the long run. Lean relative to mass and position with ample bulking space. Built like a jumbo edge defender with the field demeanor of a tone-setting offensive lineman.
Excellent movement ability for a big man. Advanced foot quickness and in-space athleticism result in a second-level nightmare in the run game. Natural bender who plays with encouraging leverage and uncoils upon contact.
Sudden with his feet and fluid in his movement patterns. Athleticism and length allows chip-and-pivot ability in pass protection. Can mirror edge speed when required.
He’d be a significant finishing touch for any class, but he’s of serious importance to all three of the Pac-12 teams in his top six.
You can view his highlight tape below, via Hudl: