Florida Atlantic offers preferred walk-on spot to Dywer star Dalton Hustad

In what has otherwise been a quiet recruiting season locally, Florida Atlantic has offered Dwyer defensive end/linebacker Dalton Hustad a chance to play for the Owls as a preferred walk-on.

“I can’t let my opportunity of playing for FAU pass me up,” Hustad told The Post in a Twitter message, adding that he will announce his commitment prior to Wednesday’s signing day.

Hustad (6-foot-3, 220 pounds) was named to The Post’s Fall 2017 All-Conference Team for Division 7A last month after recording 13 sacks, four forced fumbles, seven fumbles recovered and 14 tackles for losses this past season. Hustad also played in last month’s Palm Beach County All-Star Game.

If Hustad signs with FAU, he will be one of likely a small handful of local players to commit to play for Lane Kiffin this year. Under previous head coach Charlie Partridge, FAU stressed the importance of recruiting in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. FAU had 16 players from Palm Beach County on last season’s Conference USA-winning team and 49 total from those three counties.

Three of FAU’s seven first-team all-conference players this past season were from Palm Beach County schools, with former American Heritage running back Devin Singletary leading Division I with 32 rushing touchdowns. Seminole Ridge graduates Antonyo Woods, Roman Fernandez and Jalen Young were all named to the first team as well.

Only one Palm Beach County player, Palm Beach Lakes athlete Teja Young, has committed to the Owls at this time. Young told The Post last month that he will play defensive back and return kicks at FAU.

FAU has awarded several walk-ons with scholarships in past years, with another defensive end — the recently graduated Haiden Nagel — earning one before the start of his redshirt junior season in 2016.

“[Earning a scholarship is] what I am aiming for by working hard and proving myself — just like at Dwyer,” Hustad wrote.