Mississippi All-Star: Antonio Conner

Antonio Conner is one of the most sought after players in the state of Mississippi. Conner is also one of the more reclusive players looking to avoid the media spotlight. FOXSportsNext was able to catch up with the talented safety for a chat as he prepares for the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game.

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"Everything has been going good," said Conner of All-Star week. "We have a great group of guys.

"Everybody has come out here to work and they are willing to play.

"Everybody is putting their heart into it."

Conner has enjoyed being able to socialize with his fellow All-Stars on and off the field.

"I have talked a lot with Chris Jones, Kameron (Myers), Deon Mix, Kailo Moore and a lot of the other guys," said Conner. "I like everybody here.

"Everybody is getting a long real good."

During dinner Wednesday night, the All-Stars from both states were able to hear a motivational speech from Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen.

"We got to meet some of the other players from Alabama, they had steaks for us and we got to listen to Coach Mullen," said Conner. "Coach Mullen told us to keep our heads on right.

"He said you have to be willing to work hard to have anything good in life.

"He talked alot about hard work and never giving up."

The Bulldogs are one of five SEC teams that Conner considers his leaders at this time.

"I am looking at Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Georgia," said Conner. "I am going to set up all of my visits after the Mississippi/Alabama game.

"I am still wide open. Everybody still has a chance. I haven't made my decision yet."

Conner said throughout the process that his top priority was South Panola football.

The five star safety did not want his recruitment to become a distraction.

That level of focus helped Conner lead the Tigers to the third state championship in his career and the 10th in school history.

"Every year we look forward to going to the state championship," said Conner of South Panola. "We had two losses this year. We had some let downs, but we stayed together as a team.

"In the end we came up with the victory and that's what we wanted."

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