"I'm going up on March 1-st for their Junior Day as I've been around Michigan State but never really on campus."
Like others Conner saw his attention grow as he watched the Spartans during the later part of the 2013 season.
"Winning the Rose Bowl and everything kind of sparked my interest," he said. "Especially how they play defense."
With nine scholarship offers already in hand, Conner didn't need to take part in Monday's Best of the Midwest Combine, however, he knows competition brings out the best in any top level athlete.
"I came looking to get my times down so coaches know I can compete with anybody," explained Conner. "There are some of the best kids here and this will be a solid test for me."