After receiving offers from programs such as the University of Houston, UMass, and Stony Brook, senior offensive liner Connor Scaglione officially committed to play for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets earlier this week. Scaglione was a three-year starter as a Tiger and is now going to play his final NCAA season on the offensive line in Atlanta, Georgia.
After five years in New Jersey, this is a big move for Scaglione, but, it’s one he’s certainly excited for. He is “most looking forward to playing in a new state, specifically playing in the heart of Atlanta every weekend,” he wrote to The Daily Princetonian. “It will be very special to represent a new school with an entirely different fan base,” he added.
As a first-year, Scaglione was a valuable member of the undefeated football squad that won the Ivy Championship in 2018.
After missing the 2020 season due to Covid-19, he started in all 10 games of 2021, supporting an offense that led the Ivy League in scoring, was second in passing offense and passing efficiency, and ranked third in total offense.
In his senior season, Scaglione was an essential team leader, starting on an offensive line that again led the Ivy League in passing and was second in scoring. His skills did not go unnoticed, as he was awarded the Phil Steele Fourth-Team All-Ivy and an Honorable Mention All-Ivy in 2022.
Now, as a graduate transfer student, Scaglione will be joining a Tech team that had a forgettable season in 2022. The Yellow Jackets went 5–7 overall (4–4 Atlantic Coast Conference), due in large part to challenges with their offensive line. This spring, the Yellow Jackets started making big changes, including bringing on new offensive line coach Geep Wade and adding valuable recruits to the roster such as lineman Jordan Brown, a transfer from UNC Charlotte, and Scaglione.
Scaglione will remember his time with the Tigers as he takes this next step. “I think Princeton football has equipped me with the tools to become a leader and contributor on any team in college football,” he wrote to the ‘Prince.’ “[Princeton] produces hard-working, eager, and humble alumni that can accomplish so much.”
He said he is “excited for the challenge,“ and hopes to represent Princeton well in the ACC next year.
Ava Seigel is a contributor to the Sports section at the ‘Prince.’
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