101 Days of BC Football: Connor Wujciak, #90


Few recruits in the 2011 incoming class got as much attention as Connor Wujciak. This defensive end from West Orange, New Jersey comes from a football family and has the talent to prove it.

Wujciak’s father, Alan Wujciak, played his college ball at Notre Dame, while his older brother, Alex, was one of the star players of the Maryland Terrapins’ defense. Both of those schools offered him, plus the Eagles, Cincinnati, Michigan State, Minnesota, Pitt, and Rutgers, but he chose to take his three or four stars (depending on where you look) to Chestnut Hill. Wujciak was one of the Rivals 250 for his recruiting year and was regarded as 8th-best by that service in the state.

His career at Seton Hall Prep was impressive, where he played both on the defensive line and as a tight end/fullback/run blocker. Wujciak left high school at 250 pounds, which certainly got him noticed in a good way by various scouting reports. On his way out of Seton Hall Prep, he was recognized as an All-State player, named the Essex County Defensive Player of the Year, placed on the New Jersey Football Coaches Association Super 100 team, and also won the Chuck Mound Big Time Defensive Lineman of the Year Award.

All indications are that Wujciak is a strong, physical player. Evidently, he has won enough favor with his coaches to be placed on the two-deep already, tying with Max Ricci at right tackle. Wujciak played on the end in high school, but BC will slide him over one spot to the interior. He’s got the strength for it, and one would expect to see him with playing time this season. If he’s as good as advertised, it won’t take long before it turns into even more playing time.