Florida TE Preparing For Next Level

Conner Cole has the frame, now he's hitting the weights to add the strength to become a big timer

Playing for a team that scores just nine offensive touchdowns for the entire season isn't always easy. For Parkland (Fla.) Douglas tight end Conner Cole, he knows the feeling. He plays tight end for a run-oriented team and caught just one ball as a junior last season. The entire team caught 14 on the 8-game season in 2005.

"I had a real good year blocking though," Cole said. "I had just one catch but we play a Wing-T offense and we're running most of the time. I've bulked up some by lifting hard. I've already added 15 pounds since the end of the season and I'll be getting even bigger."

At 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, Cole will be used more in the passing game this season. College coaches are aware of his ability.

"I'm getting lots of letters," he said. "Louisville's definitely one of my favorites. They sent me some stuff on their spring game and wanted me to come up. I like them, Georgia Tech, FAU, Duke, there's a few in there."

Cole will get a chance to put his name out there even more next month, as he plans to attend the Scout.com All-American Combine on May 13 at FAU.

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