Recruiting never stops and it's easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.
Kansas City 2022 wide receiver Quinton Conley is a prospect to know. The Pembroke Hill School standout (6-5, 190) is one of the top wideouts in the region for the 2022 class. The Huskers have been after him for quite a while now. They were the first school to offer him a scholarship. Conley tweeted about the anniversary of that offer on Sunday.
— Quinton Conley (@quinton_conley) April 26, 2020
Conley’s relationship has been growing steadily with the Husker coaching staff.
“We’ve been talking just about every week here recently,” Conley told Hail Varsity. “Before we were shut down because of the virus I was planning on taking a visit that weekend, so I look forward to getting up there when I can and meeting with the coaching staff again.”
The wideout has heard the most from are recruiter Ryan Held. He has also heard a lot from his potential position coach Matt Lubick. Conley visited Lincoln for a game last season but since that spring trip got canceled he hasn’t had the chance to meet Lubick in person. Conley is excited to meet him since Lubick has seemed genuine in their interactions so far.
Conley has been pretty busy in recent months with new schools entering the picture but he feels like he’s missing out right now with no visits being allowed due to COVID-19.
“Iowa State and Arizona State have both offered recently,” Conley said. ”So I’ve been in communication with a few schools but I wish I had the opportunity to go to some of the camps that schools were having.”
There is a big missed opportunity if all the camps end up being canceled. Conley was looking forward to seeing different coaching styles and learning to improve his game. Those camps would have also been good for the emerging prospect to pick up more offers. Still, he is trying to keep working on his game as best he can.
Quarantine workouts in the backyard. pic.twitter.com/jMeaANI5b0
— Quinton Conley (@quinton_conley) April 13, 2020
Conley has been sifting through the schools he is interested. He has education, coaching staff and the overall feel of the school as his main criteria. We will be hearing a lot more from the Missouri native over the next year as he turns into a national level recruit.
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— Landon Jackson (@landonjackson40) April 26, 2020
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— Blaine J Green (@blainejgreen) April 25, 2020
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— TJ Bollers (@tj35ballin) April 25, 2020
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Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.