Connor O'Neill, a Lakeland High School student, has signed a Letter of Intent to play football at the Division 1 level for coach Marty Fine at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.
A three-year varsity letterwinner for the Hornets, O'Neill captained his team as a junior and a senior. He was named team MVP, all-league, all-section and all-state as a senior. He was also selected as a starter for the Exceptional Senior Game and he is the recipient of the Golden Dozen Award.
O'Neill is an honor roll student and distinguished student in English and leadership.
The son of Beth and Brian O'Neill, Connor John O'Neill was born on May 1, 1995. He has a sister, Caroline, and a brother, Dylan.
In his profile, he wrote that he has played football since the fifth grade at a competitive level.
"Football and academics are the most important factors in making my college decision," he wrote. "I am a hard worker and leader on and off the field and believe that I can contribute to any team."
For more of O'Neill's personal statement and highlight videos, click here.
"We are excited about the 30 young men we are bringing into our program this fall," Coach Fine said. "They fill our needs, but more importantly, they are great people and great students and will be a tremendous addition to the Bryant University community."