UND has received a verbal commitment from Waukesha West High School prep Dan Konowalski, a 5’11” 165 pound WR/DB from Wisconsin. Waukesha West finished their season 10-1 after losing in the 1st round of the Division 1 playoffs to fellow 2012 recruit Mike Edwards and Sun Prairie 17-14. He was named to the Classic 8 All-Conference 1st team and 2011 All-Area 2nd Team as a defensive back by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Konowalski shows decent speed on film, but he has great playmaking ability and instincts to go along with his physical style of play. He could probably play either side of the ball, but we project him to play in the secondary somewhere, probably at corner.
Konowalski is a late-blooming prospect. We aren’t aware of any other offers that he had, although NDSU had been contacting him recently. He was a semi-finalist for the Jim Leonhard Award, which goes to the top senior defensive back in Wisconsin and is awarded by WisSports.net, a notorious website publication that follows Wisconsin High School athletics throughout the year.
Konowalski is UND’s 9th known verbal commitment for the 2012 class.