Nashville junior hearing from Kentucky

With the class of 2008 quickly approaching signing day the focus will soon turn to the class of 2009. Nashville, TN Junior Sean Conway places Kentucky highly on his list. When KSR's Chris Layton asked Sean about his interest in Kentucky he said, "I think Kentucky is a solid program on the rise. They compete in the toughest conference and they're a team that beat the National Champions."

It may be early in the recruiting season for the class of 2009 recruits but one Nashville junior already has Kentucky high on his list. Sean Conway, a junior offensive lineman from Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tennessee, likes Kentucky and their style of football. He put together a very good junior campaign that was capped with an invitation to the U.S. Army All American Combine in San Antonio, TX this January. Sean is still looking for his first offer but he boasts Kentucky high on his list along with Vanderbilt, Auburn, Tennessee, and Penn State.

Sean seems to have a genuine interest in Kentucky and its growing program. He explains, "I think Kentucky is a solid program on the rise. They compete in the toughest conference and they're a team that beat the National Champions."

He admits he does not know much about the Cats yet, but hopes for that to change with future recruitment. "I would definitely go on a visit if the opportunity arose. It is a good program and I think I could fit into their offense."

As one of five hundred participants in San Antonio, Sean competed against the best the recruiting class of 2009 has to offer. "Some of the players down there were unbelievable, like Will Campbell (Michigan commit for 2009)."

The level of competition and the experience seemed to motivate him as he returned to Nashville after his combine experience. "My experience showed me what the competition was like and really motivated me to work harder. There are a lot of great prospects and the competition for scholarships will be fierce. So I want to work as hard as I can so I can say I gave it my all."

He was encouraged by his level of performance in the drills as well. When asked about his performance he reported, "I felt I did well. I was told that my short shuttle was really good. That made me happy since I worked hard on that before the trip."

As the recruiting of 2008 prospects is winding down the process for 2009 candidates is just starting to heat up. Sean has received letters from many schools including Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas, Auburn, Vanderbilt and Kentucky. "As of today I don't have any offers, but I am hoping to have at least one before next season."

When asked about an early commitment he commented, "I think I would have to talk with my family and make a few visits to a school, but I would love to have the process out of the way early next season if possible. I want to find a school that is a good fit for me."

Sean seemed indifferent to the announcement of Joker Phillips as future head coach of the Cats, "I have only received a few letters, so I am not aware of all of the coaches yet. One of the coaches at my school has spoken with Coach Phillips and Coach Sanders in the past and he says they are great coaches."

As many 2009 recruits and their families gear up for the long recruiting process they will be inundated with mail, visits, phone calls, combines and camps. "I plan to go to at least one more combine this spring and I want to go to as many football camps this summer as I can." Sean Conway said. "I would like to come to Kentucky's camp this summer. I am going to try to work it out with my family to make that trip."


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