Conner: "They are really high up there now"

Michigan State offer following Sunday's one-day camp puts the Spartans in good position with Dublion (Ohio) Scioto linebacker.

It took a bit of a game of phone tag Monday, but eventually Nick Conner got the good news he was anticipating from Michigan State coach Mike Tressel.

The 2015 Dublin (Ohio) Scioto linebacker earned a Michigan State offer after his performance at a one-day camp Sunday. It was an offer he had been waiting for and said it put MSU high on his list.

"It was a good feeling," Conner said. "I had a pretty good idea I was getting it after the camp. I did everything they wanted me to do to the best of my abilities. …

"They are really high up there now."

Part of what he was asked to do was work out at multiple positions, as the 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker spent time working as a stand up rusher at defensive end in one on ones.

"I was a little surprised by that, but I think I showed my versatility," he said. "I did everything they wanted and I don't think I could have done much better, but maybe a little bit on D-line because it was my first time.

"I thought I did really well from the linebacker to the tight end to the defensive end."

His work drew comparisons to current Spartan defensive end Marcus Rush from Tressel and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, while coach Mark Dantonio had some words Conner appreciated.

"Coach Dantonio said no matter what you're going to find a spot to play on the field," he said. "I'm fine with that."

Conner does not have any set summer camp plans remaining, but figures he will stop at nearby Ohio State.

"I'm just taking it week by week," he said. "If something comes up, I will go to it.

"I'll probably end up going to Ohio State because it's so close. I just have to get which camp to go to."

Conner plans to make a decision by early July.


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