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National Signing Day 2014: DE Conor Sheehy signs with Wisconsin

For National Signing Day, we are profiling each recruit that signs with Wisconsin, including defensive end Conor Sheehy from Milwaukee, Wis. Stay tuned to B5Q all week for more coverage of Wisconsin's 2014 class.

Class
Position
Height
Weight
2014
DE
6'4
260 lbs
School
Composite Ranking
Milwaukee (WI) Marquette University
No. 18 WDE

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Conor Sheehy joins Arrowhead's (Hartland, Wis.) Billy Hirschfeld and Wayne County's (Jesup, Ga.) Jeremy Patterson as this year's class of defensive linemen recruits. He'll help replenish a defensive line losing key seniors Tyler DippelBeau AllenEthan Hemer and Pat Muldoon from its rotation. Being 6'4 and 270 pounds, Sheehy has the size and frame to add strength throughout his career at Wisconsin.

Rankings

Rivals: (#26 DE)

Scout: (#30 DE)

ESPN: 78 (#59 DE - #4 overall player in WI)

247: 89 (#25 WDE - #5 overall player in WI)

Verbally committed on Sept. 1, 2012

Sheehy committed to Wisconsin during his junior season in 2012 after posting 80 tackles and 6 sacks his sophomore year. Per ESPN's recruiting website, he received offers from Michigan State and Michigan. Cornerbacks coach and recruiting guru Ben Strickland primarily is credited with landing Sheehy.

Video highlights

Statistics (Per WisSports.net)

2013: 20 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 100 tackles
2012: 20 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 70 tackles

Honors

2013 AP All-State First Team
2013 WCFA All-State
2013 Greater Metro All-Conference First Team
2012 AP All-State Honorable Mention
2012 WFCA All-State
2012 Greater Metro All-Conference First Team