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Bogie's Denzel Conyers gets Connecticut offer despite injury

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Thu. August 4, 2011 | Bob Putnam | Email

Boca Ciega safety Denzel Conyers' recruiting appeared to have suffered a blow when he tore his ACL during a scrimmage this spring that will likely force him to miss a significant amount of the season.

Conyers, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior, was moved from defensive line to defensive back in the offseason by new coach Antez Brinson. In the spring, Conyers made an impression at his position with several colleges before he got hurt. Knee injuries typically scare away schools. Last year, schools were lukewarm after Pinellas Park's Jesse Hevia and Mitchell's Ricky Trinidad both tore their ACLs

But that didn't stop Connecticut from offering Conyers after his injury.

Conyers already had offers from Florida International, Middle Tennessee State, New Mexico and Western Michigan.

"It's possible Denzel could get more offers," Brinson said. "A lot of schools want to see how he does with his rehabilitation. It's really kind of a wait-and-see thing right now." 

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