Michael Conway looks the part of a pro-style quarterback. He stands 6-foot-5, weights 210 pounds and brings the ball with some heat on it. While he admits that he fits that label, he doesn't want people to get the idea that he's a statue back there in the pocket.
"I feel pretty comfortable in most styles of offense, but I guess I would be considered a pro-style (QB)," the Class of 2013 signal caller said. "I would like to say that my first threat would be throwing. I think my accuracy and my arm strength are probably my best attributes, but I can run as well."
College scouts have taken notice of the Aquinas High (La Crosse, WI) quarterback. He recently attended a Wisconsin junior day and on Monday night was setting up a trip back to Madison and one to Iowa for spring practices next week.
"It's going pretty well," Conway said of the recruiting process. "In the fall when I visited some colleges for games, it was going alright. Then, over the winter, it kind of slowed down. This spring, it's picking up again. I just got my highlight video done maybe a week ago."
Conway saw games at Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota State. He still was awaiting his first scholarship offer.
"All the schools that I've talked to said they want to see me in person this summer," he said. "I'll be going to some camps. I also have a midwest combine in Minneapolis in July."
Conway said he for sure would be camping at Iowa and Wisconsin. Attending similar events at Minnesota and South Dakota State also seems likely, he said.
The Hawkeyes are staying in consistent contact with Conway, he said.
"They send me letters pretty frequently," Conway said. "They talk about the school overall and how they're amping up their coaching staff. I went to a couple of their games this fall (Indiana and Michigan).
"I really haven't had a chance to speak much with their coaches. I was hoping to get a chance to do that at the spring practice and at their camp this summer. I'd like to build a relationship with them."
Conway, who has helped Aquinas win state titles in basketball and track (100, 200, triple jump, high jump, long jump), also has the interest of the home state Badgers.
"I've been talking to Coach (Ben) Strickland," Conway said. "I went down to the junior day and talked to them a little bit. I've been contacting him through email. He wants me to come down to their spring practice. They want me to come to their camp to get a look at me in person."
Minnesota also shows signs of continuing its pursuit of Conway.
"I went to their one-day camp last summer," Conway said. "They started contacting my coaches. They asked if I wanted to come to a game. I went to a couple of games there. I got to know their quarterback coach (Jim Zebrowski) pretty well. I've been getting emails from them."