Bridgeport Kicker Commits To Iowa

Bridgeport kicker Connor Kornbrath has verbally committed to the University of Iowa.

Kornbrath chose the Hawkeyes over the weekend after receiving interest from West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Maryland, although none of those schools offered him a scholarship.

"Of all the schools that I’ve seen, Iowa is No. 1 for everything – coaches, campus, football program," Kornbrath told "I just loved everything about it. They were the No. 1 team that I wanted an offer from. I got it (Friday) so I just went with it."

He went on to tell the recruiting website that West Virginia coaches have been recruiting him, but they have yet to offer him a scholarship and that offering him one now would do them no good.

"I’m finished. I’m committed," Kornbrath said. "I’m done with the other camps that I had scheduled. The (Mountaineers) were up there as one of my top schools but compared to Iowa I’m not interested in going to WVU."

As a junior, Kornbrath led all kickers in the state in scoring with 4.8 points per game. He made seven of 12 field goals, including a school record 51-yarder and a state playoff record 47-yarder. He also kicked two game-winning field goals for the Indians.

"He made me look pretty good last year," said Bridgeport head coach Josh Nicewarner. "It’s nice to have that weapon in the back pocket, knowing that if you get inside the 40 yard line you have a really good chance of getting those three points."

The 6-foot-6, 210-pound kicker/punter led the state with 19 touchbacks on kickoffs and earned first team All-State, All-Conference 1st Team Kicker, All-Region and All-County selections.

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