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irishunclebill
04-21-2009, 02:26 PM
Offensive Guard
New Canaan High School (New Canaan, CT)

Links of Interest:
Rivals Profile (http://notredame.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=95215&sport=1)

Height: 6 foot-5
Weight: 296 lbs.
Forty: 5.55 secs.
Bench Max:
Squat Max:
Shuttle: 5.50 secs.
Vertical: 17 in.
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irishunclebill
04-21-2009, 02:27 PM
Conor Hanratty
http://i41.tinypic.com/2hdtbm8.gif

irishunclebill
04-21-2009, 02:27 PM
Yes, this is Terry’s son and he was in attendance as an invited guest of the coaching staff for the B&G game. A 2011 prospect but he already has a verbal offer from Fredo. As with the other CT legacies of the past few years, Hanratty is a virtual guarantee for ND if he gets an offer.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Big Chill, New Canaan High School is most likely the most affluent public High School in the country. The town of New Canaan is frequently cited as having the highest median family income of any community in the U.S. However, New Canaan HS is not exactly known as a bastion of high quality athletics, although decathlete and Olympic champion Bill Toomey went there through 11th grade. The most notable actual alumni of NCHS are Katherine Heigl and Ann Coulter, who I doubt could spend more than a minute in the same room together without getting into a intense cat fight, but I digress.

SpanishElite
04-21-2009, 05:17 PM
Is this kid a national recruit?

laxkid23
04-21-2009, 06:30 PM
Yes, this is Terry’s son and he was in attendance as an invited guest of the coaching staff for the B&G game. A 2011 prospect but he already has a verbal offer from Fredo. As with the other CT legacies of the past few years, Hanratty is a virtual guarantee for ND if he gets an offer.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Big Chill, New Canaan High School is most likely the most affluent public High School in the country. The town of New Canaan is frequently cited as having the highest median family income of any community in the U.S. However, New Canaan HS is not exactly known as a bastion of high quality athletics, although decathlete and Olympic champion Bill Toomey went there through 11th grade. The most notable actual alumni of NCHS are Katherine Heigl and Ann Coulter, who I doubt could spend more than a minute in the same room together without getting into a intense cat fight, but I digress.

I know here at GoldHelmet, I have always been mature and besides Spanish and I having a disagreement, have never had an argument. But I am forced, because of morality, to say f*** Ann Coulter.

Griff Cannon
04-21-2009, 06:31 PM
I know here at GoldHelmet, I have always been mature and besides Spanish and I having a disagreement, have never had an argument. But I am forced, because of morality, to say f*** Ann Coulter.

isnt she the reason why the word #unt was invented?

NDgrandson
04-21-2009, 06:41 PM
isnt she the reason why the word #unt was invented?

When you don't get any positive yards after 3 plays, it's just a good idea.

Sparks inda Loo
04-22-2009, 11:35 AM
I've actually seen video of the Katherine Heigl and Ann Coulter cat fight and Katherine uses a head slap and then an awewome swim move/spin combo to get around her. After that she grabs Ann by the hair and sits on her and smokes a ciggie while painting her toenails.

Hanratty's kid is gonna look at this and say WTF!

irishunclebill
04-22-2009, 11:48 AM
I've actually seen video of the Katherine Heigl and Ann Coulter cat fight and Katherine uses a head slap and then an awewome swim move/spin combo to get around her. After that she grabs Ann by the hair and sits on her and smokes a ciggie while painting her toenails.

Hanratty's kid is gonna look at this and say WTF!

LOL- nah, he's a Domer, he'll get it.

Sureal
04-22-2009, 12:19 PM
IUB-
Are they in the SWC or FCIAC?

Either way they are in one of the better conferences in CT fwiw....

SpanishElite
04-22-2009, 12:25 PM
IUB. Is he a national recruit do you think? or just regional?

irishunclebill
04-22-2009, 12:30 PM
IUB-
Are they in the SWC or FCIAC?

Either way they are in one of the better conferences in CT fwiw....

FCIAC. Conor already has a verbal BC offer. Based on thieir recent track record with OL, that's good enough for me. His measurables look like crap and they are probably old and no longer vaild, but in either case who really cares. If the kid is a ND legacy, itching to go to ND, and good enough for a BC offer, I don't care where he plays. Send him a written schollie on 9/1 and welcome him aboard the next day if he wants to verbal.

NDisNCin2010
04-27-2009, 10:09 AM
For those of you unfamiliar with the Big Chill, New Canaan High School is most likely the most affluent public High School in the country. The town of New Canaan is frequently cited as having the highest median family income of any community in the U.S. .

that is until the world financial collapse...and didnt NC have their public town money all tied up with Madoff and his fund to fund guy? or maybe that was Fairfiled or Greenwich...im not sure.

irishunclebill
04-27-2009, 10:47 AM
that is until the world financial collapse...and didnt NC have their public town money all tied up with Madoff and his fund to fund guy? or maybe that was Fairfiled or Greenwich...im not sure.

It was Fairfield, and believe me the Madoff affair is not exactly killing that town either. The old money in Fairfield and Litchfield county will get by just fine through this whole mess, and will most likely come out of it better off than they were before it started.

wicket
05-02-2009, 09:50 AM
FCIAC. Conor already has a verbal BC offer. Based on thieir recent track record with OL, that's good enough for me. His measurables look like crap and they are probably old and no longer vaild, but in either case who really cares. If the kid is a ND legacy, itching to go to ND, and good enough for a BC offer, I don't care where he plays. Send him a written schollie on 9/1 and welcome him aboard the next day if he wants to verbal.

Given that he now also has a stanford verbal offer I'm in total support of you scenario. Handdeliver the written schollie on 9/1 at 12.01 am and have our first commit for our 2011 class at 12.02 am. The kid apparently got the goods to play and a legacy itching to come and play here I say just let him. Besides that it is nice to have that first commitment out of the way.

NDGirlzRock
05-02-2009, 12:03 PM
You know....everything that I have read about him...it seems that he has a huge chip on his shoulder. Don't get me wrong, He is all ND all the way. But, what I mean is that I get the feeling that he wants to prove that he deserves what he gets!!! And make me like him even more!!! I'll deliver the schollie!!!!

wicket
05-14-2009, 03:03 PM
Verbally offered by iowa

NDIRISH44
05-14-2009, 03:09 PM
i know his dad personally and conor is an animal and still growing.

zimmsbg78
06-04-2009, 01:35 PM
IUB. Is he a national recruit do you think? or just regional?

I think this kid could very well be a national recruit.......if he doesn't pull the trigger early (Golic's anyone?). I have seen his name mentioned on a couple of early 5* potential lists.

Svoboda
06-04-2009, 01:41 PM
i know his dad personally and conor is an animal and still growing.
Good to hear.

Does ND have a chance here? :bigsmile:

irishunclebill
06-24-2009, 10:50 PM
Conor will be at ND Summer Camp #2. In fact he is going to be there for the full 4 days of camp.

robdog_5
06-25-2009, 12:47 AM
I'm thinking SEPT 1st offer

SouthernIrish
06-25-2009, 08:53 AM
I hope he commits on Sept 2.

Synoptico
06-25-2009, 09:15 AM
I hope he commits on Sept 2.

You want him to wait that long?

wicket
06-25-2009, 11:03 AM
like I said earlier, just hand deliver the offer at 12.01 am and have him commit that same night

Legacy
07-01-2009, 05:18 PM
Five verbal "offers" already per Rivals - including Stanford....

https://secure.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=95215&sport=1

SpanishElite
07-01-2009, 06:05 PM
Stanford is quickly becoming one of my most hated schools.

notredomer23
07-01-2009, 06:11 PM
Stanford is quickly becoming one of my most hated schools.

its not stanford its harbrough

grokster
07-01-2009, 06:39 PM
In all probability Conor has been told he has an offer but ND's SOP is to formally deal with the next recruiting class offers beginning on Sept 1st. I would not be too worried about losing him to another school between now and Sept 1st.

Irish Joe
07-02-2009, 12:54 AM
its not stanford its harbrough

I hated Stanford long before Harbaugh....he's just icing on the cake

Griff Cannon
09-03-2009, 04:39 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/onthetrail


Class of 2011 ESPNU 150 Watch List offensive lineman Connor Hanratty (New Canaan, Conn.) has received written scholarship offers from Stanford, Boston College, California, Maryland and Wisconsin, ESPN affiliate Web site IrishSportsDaily.com reports.

Purebred Irishman
09-03-2009, 05:33 PM
Has anyone any idea if Hanratty will get an offer from ND soon ?

NDIRISH44
09-03-2009, 09:25 PM
Has anyone any idea if Hanratty will get an offer from ND soon ?

i know his father Terry and he can't believe there hasn't been an offer. this kid grew up bleeding blue and gold and he is a beast. hopefully an offer goes out real soon.

brownkj002
09-03-2009, 09:47 PM
i hope he is getting one soon

Irish Joe
09-03-2009, 10:20 PM
i know his father Terry and he can't believe there hasn't been an offer. this kid grew up bleeding blue and gold and he is a beast. hopefully an offer goes out real soon.

I couldn't believe he hasn't been offered yet, either. Until someone mentioned that neither Golic got an offer day 1. Maybe setting the standard that legacies aren't guaranteed, although I think they'll never be turned away

Purebred Irishman
09-04-2009, 05:21 AM
i know his father Terry and he can't believe there hasn't been an offer. this kid grew up bleeding blue and gold and he is a beast. hopefully an offer goes out real soon.

I hope so too. I'm sure ND will get him an offer soon

NDIRISH44
09-04-2009, 06:23 AM
Conor is a beast, legacy aside. I don't see us 3 deep at tackle so wtf. I just don't want to see the kid sour on ND b/c they are dragging their feet. I'll trust the staff that they know what they're doing. They have been solid recruiters so far and have a process.

therizz
09-04-2009, 07:52 AM
Conor is a beast, legacy aside. I don't see us 3 deep at tackle so wtf. I just don't want to see the kid sour on ND b/c they are dragging their feet. I'll trust the staff that they know what they're doing. They have been solid recruiters so far and have a process.

Dragging their feet? It's September 4th!!!

goirish41
09-04-2009, 09:18 AM
Dragging their feet? It's September 4th!!!

:rofl:

irishunclebill
09-04-2009, 12:25 PM
The wait is over. Hanratty has an offer.

Griff Cannon
09-04-2009, 12:26 PM
The wait is over. Hanratty has an offer.

bout time :pissedoff:

yeah I was being sarcastic

SpanishElite
09-04-2009, 12:34 PM
Congrats to Conor and family.

NDIRISH44
09-04-2009, 12:40 PM
Dragging their feet? It's September 4th!!!

well, it's not like they have anything else going on, LOLOL

SouthernIrish
09-04-2009, 04:25 PM
Thank God! I was getting worried.

SpanishElite
09-04-2009, 04:29 PM
What is the word on Hanratty IUB... Stanford, Iowa, Wisconsin, BC, Cal have all offered via Rivals. Is ND in the lead or far away lead for Hanratty?

brownkj002
10-01-2009, 09:53 PM
still sitting without a nd offer. he said he sent his tape to nd but they haven't contacted him back yet.

Revolver
10-01-2009, 10:05 PM
still sitting without a nd offer. he said he sent his tape to nd but they haven't contacted him back yet.

We're weighing our options.

Now that Matt James is in the fold, we can be more selective. Ha ha

morrdave9
10-02-2009, 10:49 AM
Got his offer:
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/onthetrail

Junior Conor Hanratty (New Canaan, Conn.) has received a scholarship offer from Notre Dame, ESPN affiliate Web site IrishSportsDaily.com reports.

IrishGrizz
10-02-2009, 10:54 AM
Got his offer:
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/onthetrail

Very happy on this offer.

Purebred Irishman
10-02-2009, 12:01 PM
This is a good offer. Better later then never. Congrats to conor

daytonirish
10-02-2009, 12:06 PM
Congrats to him.

wicket
10-02-2009, 12:27 PM
This is a good offer. Better later then never. Congrats to conor

well this is only relative if i ever heard something like that.
but still congrats to the guy

Griff Cannon
10-02-2009, 03:41 PM
great to hear. Congrats

irishmarine
10-06-2009, 01:41 AM
Lead the way Conor! Commit and bring some top tier talent along with you

NDisNCin2010
11-02-2009, 09:28 AM
patience folks...this one may take a while...far from an "ND lock" at this point:

http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/TheRecruitnik/entry/view/41286/notre_dame_legacy_hanratty_still_wide_open_for_201 1

IrishR#1
11-02-2009, 08:14 PM
Pretty much he wants those free vacations before he commits to ND. That's what I got out of this article.

irishmarine
11-03-2009, 11:09 PM
As long as he signs our paper he can take his trips

robdog_5
11-03-2009, 11:27 PM
I'm not going to lie I'm a bit dissapointed he hasn't already picked ND. I would have verballed on the spot to ND if I ever got an offer.

irishmarine
11-04-2009, 12:11 AM
As would most of us if not all. My son isn't even born yet (due in three weeks) but he already has notre dame everything and I told my wife. I'll pay for nd but any other school it's up to him. She rolled her eyes

morrdave9
11-12-2009, 10:15 AM
Will be at the game this weekend.

irishunclebill
12-02-2009, 12:01 AM
New Canaan won their CT Class MM semifinal game tonight 14-13 when their opponent went for and failed on a 2 pt conversion after scoring a TD in the last minute of the game.

New Canaan will be attempting to win their 4th consecutive Class MM championship when they play in the State Final on Saturday.

a1ND
01-08-2010, 05:36 PM
Conor Hanratty seems very stoked about Kelly and his spread offense since that is what his team currently runs now. Conor has a tear in his bicep so he cannot participate in the USAA combine. He compares every program he visits to ND so we are basically the measuring stick. Plans to visit again (possibly for a junior day) to meet Kelly and company and will do a west coast trip, but from the sound of things, I'm guessing he'll commit before the season (just my opinion)

IrishR#1
01-08-2010, 05:45 PM
I wish I knew how the Combine was going. Stupid pay sites.

Griff Cannon
01-20-2010, 07:49 PM
http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=2&c=939262&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2frecruiting.scout.com%2f2 %2f939262.html


Conor Hanratty plans to visit Notre Dame, Stanford and Cal in the spring.

The New Louis
02-04-2010, 09:17 AM
Saw him play in the state championship game against my brothers team. It was a wet cold and sloppy day. He is a good fit for this system of offense because they run a spread offense with New Canaan.

irishunclebill
02-04-2010, 10:47 AM
Saw him play in the state championship game against my brothers team. It was a wet cold and sloppy day. He is a good fit for this system of offense because they run a spread offense with New Canaan.

New Louis- I know that was a low scoring game because of the weather but did you get a feel for Turner Baty at all. It looks like he ended up never getting a FBS offer despite trekking from the West Coast to STA in Ft. Lauderdale, and on to New Canaan within the space of a year. Looks like he should have stayed out west where he probably would have been able to pick up a Stanford offer.

irishmarine
02-04-2010, 12:26 PM
You mean Stanford didn't offer a kid? I thought they were just offering high school rosters at a time

The New Louis
02-04-2010, 12:27 PM
He made some nice throws but it was hard to tell. On a dry day the game would have been much better showcase for all prospects involved. I am surprised that a team like UCONN didn't try to get him. Without a doubt he would have been better staying out west.

irishunclebill
02-04-2010, 12:28 PM
You mean Stanford didn't offer a kid? I thought they were just offering high school rosters at a time

Baty actually shows a Stanford offer in his profile but I believe it was rescinded.

BDirish4ever
02-05-2010, 08:27 AM
Conor Hanratty seems very stoked about Kelly and his spread offense since that is what his team currently runs now. Conor has a tear in his bicep so he cannot participate in the USAA combine. He compares every program he visits to ND so we are basically the measuring stick. Plans to visit again (possibly for a junior day) to meet Kelly and company and will do a west coast trip, but from the sound of things, I'm guessing he'll commit before the season (just my opinion)

I wouldn't be shocked if he didn't pull a Golic and try to be the first commit for 2011. :signnd:

polish leppy 22
02-05-2010, 09:35 AM
Agreed. I've been waiting for him to pull a Golic for some time now.

daytonirish
02-05-2010, 10:49 AM
I wouldn't be shocked if he didn't pull a Golic and try to be the first commit for 2011. :signnd:

I also wouldn't be shocked if he waited and takes some official visits to other schools.

Purebred Irishman
02-06-2010, 12:20 PM
I also wouldn't be shocked if he waited and takes some official visits to other schools.

I think he should take officals to other schools so when he hopefully picks for ND he will be 100 % committed to ND

wicket
02-06-2010, 12:32 PM
bFGOv5Ykhbk

looks like a guard imo, a very good one though

Purebred Irishman
02-06-2010, 12:37 PM
Would you compare Hanratty to Christian Lombard in the way he was known as a tackle but will more then likely play guard in college ?

wicket
02-06-2010, 12:40 PM
Would you compare Hanratty to Christian Lombard in the way he was known as a tackle but will more then likely play guard in college ?

sort of although conor is built even thicker, I would like Lombard as a RT, Hanratty is a pure inside guy imo,keep in mind though that im not a coach or anything. I actually liken him a bit to alex bullard

grokster
02-06-2010, 12:52 PM
Film reminds me of Gulliver and the Lilliputians:bigsmile:

IrishCrasher
02-08-2010, 01:43 PM
Yeah he looks huge on tape. What is the competition like in his league? He sees the defense well and picked up the blitzs pretty well also. Definitely finishes his blocks. Could see him at Guard.

irishmarine
02-08-2010, 04:54 PM
Either way this kid has size and talent. Either inside or outside he's a guy that we could definitly use

zimmsbg78
02-24-2010, 09:41 AM
Conor is claiming offers from ND, State Penn, Stanford, Boston College, Wisconsin, Cal, Iowa, Maryland, Virginia, Syracuse, and FSU. Connor has a current top five of ND, State Penn, Stanford, BC, and Wisconsin. He wants to make a decision prior to, or during the summer.

Purebred Irishman
03-06-2010, 08:56 AM
Conor will be taking an un-offical visit to ND in April

http://notredame.scout.com/a.z?s=109&p=2&c=951325&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2fnotredame.scout.com%2f2% 2f951325.html

irishunclebill
03-29-2010, 04:16 PM
Conor is now listed as an OG prospect in the Rivals database.

wicket
04-24-2010, 12:04 PM
Committed as well, nice day to be Irish :)

SpanishElite
04-24-2010, 12:05 PM
Committed as well, nice day to be Irish :)

Ah damn! Beat me to it. haha
Congrats Conor! Whose number 4???

marv81s
04-24-2010, 12:08 PM
#4, mmmmmmm

Koyack would be the obvious guess, maybe daniels

hell, maybe both :bigsmile:


thrilled with all these verbals today, getting koyack would be the icing on the cake. But the other news I'm hoping for is to hear that walsh receives an offer today. I know guard isn't really that big of a need this year, but I don't believe you can pass that guy up. Him getting an offer today is the news I really want to hear about also today

wicket
04-24-2010, 12:11 PM
#4, mmmmmmm

Koyack would be the obvious guess, maybe daniels

hell, maybe both :bigsmile:


thrilled with all these verbals today, getting koyack would be the icing on the cake. But the other news I'm hoping for is to hear that walsh receives an offer today. I know guard isn't really that big of a need this year, but I don't believe you can pass that guy up. Him getting an offer today is the news I really want to hear about also today

they cant both be fourth ;)

marv81s
04-24-2010, 12:16 PM
they cant both be fourth ;)

LOL, ok ok

#4 Koyack

#5 Daniels


how's that :bigsmile:

Purebred Irishman
04-24-2010, 06:10 PM
http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recruiting/football/2402-for-hanratty-no-other-school-compares


On Saturday, during a meeting with Irish head coach Brian Kelly prior to the Blue-Gold game, Hanratty gave his verbal commitment to Notre Dame.


“I kind of put Notre Dame on a pedestal, and my main goal was to size everyone up to Notre Dame, and I got a great look at a bunch of other great schools, but nothing against any of those other schools or coaches I met, but Notre Dame just pulled out ahead."


Hanratty’s father was an All-American at Notre Dame, and helped lead the Irish to the 1966 National Championship. The younger Hanratty chose Notre Dame over the likes of Iowa, Virginia, Stanford, California, Boston College, Florida State, Clemson, Maryland and Wisconsin.

“As of yesterday, I got a good glimpse of everything and everything was perfect," Hanratty said. He arrived in South Bend on Thursday and left right after the spring game. "The only missing component was I hadn’t met coach Kelly before. I had a couple questions, but when I met him today, he answered all the questions and that was the missing piece of the puzzle and it worked out perfectly.

“I’m very happy. Coach Kelly was basically just saying how much of a good fit I would be for their program. He said they’re looking for tough gentlemen, tough on the field and gentlemen off it, and I fit that perfectly. He was real ecstatic that I committed.”


Hanratty also enjoyed his time with his future teammates, coaches and watching the spring game.

“It was a blast. I had a lot of fun meeting all the other recruits and players and coaches. Everything was perfect. I thought they played well. Gave a good taste of what the offense and defense are about, and I think they’re going in the right direction.”

sreepointer
04-24-2010, 09:20 PM
Nice. Welcome aboard.

irishunclebill
04-25-2010, 01:06 AM
http://notredame.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1078014


April 24, 2010

Hanratty Makes It Official
Steve Hare
IrishIllustrated.com Recruiting Analyst

As the son of Terry Hanratty, the former Notre Dame quarterback that led the Irish to the 1966 national championship, Conor Hanratty was all but considered a lock to follow in his father's footsteps ever since the recruiting process began for the 6-foot-4, 305-pound lineman from New Canaan, Conn.

But Hanratty remained patient throughout the process, even after the Irish extended an offer in October and again in February when new head coach Brian Kelly reconfirmed Notre Dame's interest. Hanratty visited several of the other schools on his offer list and on Saturday he again visited his father's alma mater. This time, he wasn't about to leave without verbally committing to the Irish.

"I came here and put all my bias aside," Hanratty said. "Everything was perfect. (Notre Dame) completely outdid every school I went to."

The clincher was his 20-minute talk with Kelly on Friday and again on Saturday before the Irish took the field for their annual Blue-Gold game.

"I hadn't met Kelly before, so that was the biggest mystery for me," Hanratty said. "We sat down and talked for about 20 minutes. It worked out perfectly."

Hanratty and Kelly talked about many things including Kelly's expectations of his players and what Hanratty could expect once he suits up in the blue and gold. "I committed right then," Hanratty said. "(Kelly) was real excited. He said I made his day."

During his visit Hanratty has had the chance to meet several of the other visiting prospects including new Irish commitments Jarrett Grace and Tony Springmann and Brad Carrico, who committed to the Irish in March.

"They've been great. They're real cool guys," he said. "I can't wait to play with them."

The elder Hanratty was happy with his son's decision.

"My dad is real excited," Hanratty said. "He loves coach Kelly too. He thinks it's a great fit for me."

Griff Cannon
04-25-2010, 09:35 AM
http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20100424/SPORTS13/100429647


If that last name sounds familiar, it should. Hanratty is the son of former Irish quarterback great Terry Hanratty, who accompanied his son to South Bend for Saturday's game.

“It feels great,” Terry Hanratty said Saturday, “because this is what he wants.”

Conor Hanratty held a number of other offers, including those from Iowa, Boston College and Wisconsin, three schools that have developed solid reputations for producing offensive linemen.

“A blue-collar, tough, quick-footed, active offensive lineman,” was CBS College Sports Network recruiting analyst Tom Lemming's assessment of Hanratty. “Just what Notre Dame wanted on the interior line.”

irishunclebill
05-07-2010, 12:22 AM
Coach Diaco was at Conor's school on Wednesday for an evaluation period visit.

theman
06-03-2010, 04:33 PM
He was screwed by ESPN. He was graded a 76 and is the #36 OG in the country.

Irishlaw
06-03-2010, 07:30 PM
nobody takes espn seriously

SpanishElite
06-03-2010, 07:42 PM
He was screwed by ESPN. He was graded a 76 and is the #36 OG in the country.

Good for ESPN. Who cares.. they are just trying to buy their way into recruiting. They just want to pub the UA All American game, which greatly overrate players in the ESPN 150.

lowayne
06-03-2010, 08:03 PM
It's not Conor's fault the ESPN only cares about players in SEC land. That SEC on ESPN contract may have something to do with it.

grokster
06-04-2010, 08:08 AM
Look on the bright side.

This should motivate him to kick some serious butt this season. Tough kids do not like to be ignored.

SpanishElite
06-08-2010, 11:43 AM
C. Hanratty is the #34 ranked OG by Rivals.com

wicket
08-06-2010, 05:02 PM
10th rated OG in tharingers fall update

http://tharinger.com/site/2011OGs.htm

JDNDSyrnafan
08-06-2010, 05:17 PM
10th rated OG in tharingers fall update

http://tharinger.com/site/2011OGs.htm

Ia only 16 years old. He will be a monster.

irishunclebill
12-11-2010, 02:00 PM
New Canaan plays for a 5th straight state title today. This game will be their toughest test yet as they moved up from Class MM last year to Class L this year and will be matched up against a team that features the best QB in CT this year, Class of 2012 ND prospect Casey Cochran.

NDisNCin2010
12-11-2010, 05:15 PM
game is in east hartford if i remember
IUB get over there and show your support for conor and coach marinelli
hasnt new canaan won like 6 CT state titles in a row?

irishunclebill
12-11-2010, 05:58 PM
game is in east hartford if i remember
IUB get over there and show your support for conor and coach marinelli
hasnt new canaan won like 6 CT state titles in a row?

I must be typing in Martian.

NDisNCin2010
12-12-2010, 12:28 PM
I must be typing in Martian.

LOL
how the hell did i miss that
anyway
did you make the game? who won? how'd our boy look?

irishunclebill
12-12-2010, 08:06 PM
LOL
how the hell did i miss that
anyway
did you make the game? who won? how'd our boy look?

No I wasn't there so I'm not sure how Hanratty did. His team got thumped though. They were only down by 3 at halftime but the final was 50-20. Cochran had a big game, over 300 yards passing. Showed why he was the CT Gatorade Player of the Year, FWTIW. Still I hope he does not end up at BC, kids a winner with a winning pedigree.

http://www.courant.com/sports/high-school-football/hc-class-l-football-final-1212-20101211,0,1266555.story


Cochran, Markus Lead Masuk To Class L Title

By TOM YANTZ, tyantz@courant.com

The Hartford Courant

8:23 p.m. EST, December 11, 2010

EAST HARTFORD — Holding only a three-point halftime lead, Masuk faced its first real challenge of the season in the Class L championship game.

So the Panthers did what they do so well: score, and then score some more.

Powered by quarterback Casey Cochran's 309 passing yards (22-for-32) and three touchdowns and Colin Markus' 174 rushing yards and three TDs, Masuk defeated New Canaan 50-20 Saturday at Rentschler Field.

The Panthers (13-0) scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to earn their third title in nine appearances.

The No. 2 team in The Courant state ratings ended New Canaan's streak of four consecutive state titles, all in Class MM.

"To be a great program, you have to beat an amazing program like that," Cochran said.

Masuk led throughout before a crowd estimated at 2,000.

Cochran opened the scoring with a 61-yard pass to Thomas Milone early in the first quarter. Jon Testani's 21-yard field goal made the score 9-0 with 11:08 left in the second quarter. Markus' 13-yard scoring run increased the advantage to 16-0.

New Canaan (11-2) got on the board on Matt Milano's 35-yard pass to Kevin Macari, but Cochran answered with a 8-yard scoring pass to Markus for a 23-7 lead.

But the Rams rallied to score two TDs in the final 2:09 of the half on Marcari's 67-yard reception and Patrick Newton's 14-yard catch 2 seconds before intermission.

"At halftime, we thought we had it," Macari said.

Masuk thought otherwise.

Milano who passed for 297 yards in the first half, had only 65 after that. He completed 30 of 48, with two interceptions.

New Canaan managed just 29 total yards in the second half.

"We doubled up on Macari to take him out of the [passing] equation," Masuk coach John Murphy said.

The Panthers seized the game with three TDs in the third quarter on Markus's 5-yard run, Joe Diaz's 42-yard reception from Cochran and Cochran's 1-yard run for a 43-20 lead.

But Cochran sprained his right ankle in the celebration following the touchdown with 2:18 left in the quarter.

"I was pretty excited, and Tyler Perimenis tried to chest bump me," Cochran said.

Bradley Swain replaced Cochran at quarterback.

Masuk completed the scoring with Markus, son of former UConn back Joe Markus, running in from the 5 midway through the fourth quarter.

"They're every bit as good as advertised," New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli said. "If you can't control the ball, they're going to kill you. And Cochran isn't the state Gatorade Player of the Year for nothing."

When Masuk had the ball on its last possession, Cochran limped into the game to take a knee on the final two plays.

"For our fans, town and everybody who supported us, I wanted to finish it," he said. "I would have had to be in a wheelchair not to be in there."

Synoptico
01-20-2011, 03:29 PM
Irish Sports Daily
ISDUpdate Irish Sports Daily
Notre Dame 2011 commit Conor Hanratty is boarding a plane to South Bend for his official visit right now.


Should be a good weekend...

IrishCrasher
02-02-2011, 12:01 PM
Congrats Connor welcome to the ND Family!

ab2cmiller
02-04-2011, 10:04 AM
Signing Ceremony Video
Link

cliff
02-04-2011, 10:37 AM
Quality family....

irishunclebill
02-04-2011, 11:57 AM
Conor is an Irishman out of Hollywood Central casting. Looks like he could have easily played one of the roles in The Departed or The Town.

irishunclebill
02-04-2011, 11:59 AM
BTW, the Hartford Courant barely mentioned Conor's LOI to ND, even though he was about the only high profile BCS recruit out of CT this year. I'm sure that has nothing to do with the fact that the Courant is another Tribune newspaper.

HoffVir
04-15-2013, 10:29 PM
On Guard At Notre Dame
Lou Somogyi
4 days ago

Whenever an offensive guard slot needs to be filled at Notre Dame, one can often count on a familiar Fighting Irish football name to emerge. No single area the past 40 years is more replete with Notre Dame legacies than guard.


http://youtu.be/ClBVbxc_RZs

In the 1970s, two younger brothers, Gerry DiNardo and Tim Huffman, starred multiple years at right guard while succeeding All-American older brothers Larry and Dave, respectively, along the offensive interior.

In the 1980s, three-year starting right guard Tim Scannell followed the path of his father and 1954-56 Notre Dame end Bob Scannell. The 1990s included three-year starting right guard and two-time captain Ryan Leahy, grandson of four-time Notre Dame national-champion head coach Frank Leahy, plus Jerry Wisne, son of 1966-68 Fighting Irish offensive lineman Gerard Wisne.

Now in 2013, there is a pretty good chance that a Hanratty might succeed a Golic as Notre Dame’s right guard.

Golic was Mike Jr., son of Mike Sr., a 1985 Notre Dame captain, NFL veteran and currently one of ESPN’s top personalities. Hanratty is Conor, son of 1966-68 Fighting Irish quarterback Terry Hanratty, who finished in the top 10 of the Heisman Trophy balloting three straight years and exploded on to the scene as a sophomore en route to the 1966 national title.

Fortunately, birthright or entitlement does not seem to be in the fabric of the younger 6-5, 309-pound Hanratty, who will be a junior in 2013 with three years of eligibility remaining. Although Hanratty has been the No. 1 right guard throughout this spring, he is averse at this point to label himself the starter, believing that will need to be earned over the summer and once the season begins.

“Nothing is etched in stone,” said Hanratty of this spring. “It’s all about getting your work in, getting used to playing with the other guys, and that’s all that is important right now. We’ll wait to see [about starting] when the season starts. It’s all about getting better now.”

The past several months have presented Hanratty plenty of opportunities to receive extensive work. During the BCS Championship bowl preparation, Hanratty was the main backup at guard while classmate Nick Martin, the heir apparent at center, was the top reserve tackle on both sides. This spring, the guard position needed current freshman center Mark Harrell to be the top backup for Hanratty at right guard.

Martin and Hanratty are the newbies along the line that returns fifth-year seniors Zack Martin (Nick’s older brother) and Chris Watt on the left side, where they have started 39 and 26 games, respectively, and right tackle Christian Lombard, who started all 13 games last season.

The third year is often used to gauge the progress of a head coach at a program, but it’s common to use that with players too, especially offensive linemen who need the first couple of years to develop physically. Second-year Notre Dame offensive line coach Harry Hiestand believes Hanratty and Nick Martin are “right on schedule” with their physical development.

“I was in need of a serious weightlifting, conditioning program,” Hanratty admitted. “That was one of the challenges of transitioning from high school football to Notre Dame. You’re in the big leagues now. You’ve got to look the part.”

Hanratty had a personal trainer, Bill Hayden, back in his New Canaan, Conn., home, while following Notre Dame strength and conditioning coordinator Paul Longo’s workout plan the summer after he signed. The next step for Hiestand with the Martin-Hanratty-Hegarty trio was honing the fundamentals.

“They understand what we want from them now much better,” Hiestand said. “Instead of learning, you understand it now and reps are [about] trying to perfect it. I’m pleased with their progress.”

Hiestand says that Hanratty’s passion for the game has been a vital attribute.

“He really plays hard,” Hiestand said. “… He just gives everything he’s got on every snap. He’s been getting more snaps than anybody in spring because of our depth issue. I’ve been really impressed with that.”

“I’ve been going with the ones and twos a lot,” Hanratty said. “That’s what I need, though. I need a ton of work to get better and get my fundamentals down. Getting all these reps is huge for me by getting used to the fatigue and then overcoming that and keeping my fundamentals consistent.”

Hanratty will work with center Martin with the ones but also classmate Matt Hegarty, recovering from a December procedure on his heart, when he comes in with the second unit. On occasion, Lombard will shift to right guard to give Hanratty a breather.

Nick Martin appears to be the fourth-best player along the line, either at center or guard, depending on where he is needed. The fifth spot has a number of potential variables come next August:

• It could remain status quo with Martin at center and Hanratty at right guard.

• If sophomore left tackle Ronnie Stanley, recovering from 2012 elbow surgery, proves to be the fifth-best lineman, then he might start at right tackle, with Lombard shifting to right guard.

• What if Hegarty, who has some catching up to do after his surgery, is the fifth-best lineman? Maybe he then starts at center, with Nick Martin or Hanratty then lining up at right guard.

That’s why Hanratty’s first emphasis is on improving each day without having to game plan for an opponent.

“Our chemistry is building every day with the drills we do and going against a great defensive line,” he said. “That really helps. We are building experience when it comes to game play, but the more we work with each other and the more we go live, it really helps.”

Hanratty’s game is not about finesse. The other three schools he was interested in — Boston College, Stanford and Wisconsin — have been renowned for their physical attacks. However, while Hanratty grew up in the home of a Notre Dame icon and regularly visited the campus, there was little doubt where his heartstrings were pulling him. Last year, his father returned for all the home games, and made every road trip except the ones to Oklahoma and USC.

“I love what I do, I love this position,” said Hanratty of his appreciation to be at Notre Dame and excel on all fronts. “It’s fun. Hopefully that’s what it comes down to — just putting in the effort and striving to get better every day. It all boils down to consistency of not being great one play and then just off. You have to be reliable.”

That would be a fine legacy to continue.

http://notredame.247sports.com/Article/Conor-Hanratty-On-Guard-At-Notre-Dame-125945

Purebred Irishman
04-12-2014, 05:54 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0to3QA3QmSw