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Guyer HS WR Conner Crane (Denton, TX) picked up his seventh offer last week as Boise State became the latest school to put an offer on the table. The talented WR doesn't have a Top 5 at this point, but says he's favoring a handful of schools. Is Boise State one of them? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State and his recruitment thus far.

Guyer HS WR Conner Crane (Denton, TX) picked up his seventh offer last week as Boise State became the latest school to put an offer on the table. The talented WR doesn't have a Top 5 at this point, but says he's favoring a handful of schools. Is Boise State one of them?

"I wouldn't say anyone is leading, but I'm favoring certain schools over others," he said. "I'd say Boise State, Colorado, Arizona, Kansas, Stanford, and Texas A&M are my top schools right now." Stanford and Texas A&M have yet to offer.

The offer from Boise State came as a bit of a surprise since Crane figured the Bronco coaching staff wanted to see him in action during spring ball before offering. Having said that, he's thrilled that it came sooner rather than later.

"I was on spring break last week and my coach told me to call Coach Petersen," he said. "They were in a meeting when I called and he said they were going to offer me. I spoke to Coach Pease and Coach Prince right after that. I wasn't sure if they'd offer or not, but I thought it might come after spring ball. It surprised me a little."

"I've been getting a letter from Coach Pease every 2-3 weeks," he stated. "It's really cool since all the letters are hand written. It really adds a personal touch to it."

What is Crane looking for in a school?

"I'm definitely looking for a good school where I can get the degree that I want," said Crane. "Honestly, I just need to get a good feel for the school. I've been blessed to have a great relationship with my HS coaches and I'm looking for that on the college level. The relationship with the coaching staff will have a big impact on my decision. Other than that, just a good feel for the campus and town."

The talented WR says he would like to make his college decision sometime this summer.

"Ideally, I'd like to be done before the season. I'd like to get everything out of the way since recruiting takes up so much time," he said. "Still, I want to know I'm making the right decision. I'll take a couple visits during my senior season if I absolutely have to."

In 2010, the Guyer Wildcats finished the season with a 13-3 record. The Wildcats caught fire in the state playoffs, but came up just short (24-21 loss) in the state championship game. Still, Conner says it was most definitely a season for the ages.

"It didn't end how we wanted it to, but it was a great run," he said. "There aren't too many teams that get to play from August to December. I still view the season as a success and it was a great experience. We won a lot of tough battles and we can be proud of that."

What does Crane (6'4, 185, 4.5) bring to the gridiron?

"I feel like I can run by people, I'm smart, and I work hard," he said. "I'm not sure if I can do the exact thing the coach wants right away, but I work hard and make sure it gets done," he added.

As a junior, Crane had 40 receptions for 900 yards and 12 TDs.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Conner Crane.


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