The Huskers held their Red-White Spring Game on Saturday in front of 36,406 fans. It was the first time that fans were inside Memorial Stadium for a game since November of 2019. Since fans were allowed to attend, it was permissible for recruits to attend if they purchased a ticket.
One of the recruits that made his way to Lincoln was Kansas City 3-star wide receiver Quinton Conley. The pass catcher (6-5, 210) was glad he could make the trip after initially thinking he wouldn’t make it.
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“Originally, I was planning on taking the trip,” Conley said. “Then I thought that we would have a baseball game and it turns out that we didn’t. So, I just knew I wanted to get up and visit again and see what it was looking like.”
Conley has visited Lincoln a few times before, including for games back in 2019. He came to Lincoln this time with his grandparents who made their first trip to Lincoln. The trio were able to walk around campus to get a feel for it prior to the game starting.
“My grandparents enjoyed themselves,” Conley said. “They had a good time. They were excited to go. My parents were with my brothers for basketball. So they were pretty excited to go and pretty excited that they came.”
Conley said it was difficult to get the true atmosphere at Memorial Stadium on Saturday since it was a spring game, which is generally not as competitive as a real game. He did note that the fans were really into the ending of the game which was cool to see.
The Missouri native’s relationship with Nebraska has continued to grow over the last few months.
He texts with running backs coach and area recruiter Ryan Held almost every day. They also hop on the phone twice a week. Conley has also seen increased communication from offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Matt Lubick. They text a lot too.
Currently, Conley says that Nebraska and Kentucky are recruiting him the hardest. He has an official set to Kentucky for June 11. He’s in the process of getting one on the books with Nebraska.
“I’m looking to set one up,” Conley said. “I know they were still trying to get their times and camp dates and all that still worked out. So, if I can put them on in that first week of June I’ll try to. But if not, I’m sure we can do it after that.”
He knows for sure that he wants to visit Kentucky and Nebraska officially. Arizona State might get an official visit too. Conley is hoping to camp at Florida State and Notre Dame this summer too. The summer will be busy for him but he’ll take his decision into the season if he needs to if he can’t get the visits in he wants to take.
Conley’s recruitment has been steady but not every school wants him as a pure wide receiver. With schools also looking at him for tight end, having a plan for him is going to be key.
“I just want to know how I’m going to be utilized in the offense at my future school,” Conley said. “Some schools are recruited me as a wide receiver. Some are recruiting me as a tight end and some of like a hybrid. Then just really getting on campus to see the feel of the school. Those are two of the biggest things right now.”