Gareon Conley talks Under Armour, more

The Under Armor All-American game has added another future Wolverine to their game roster, Massilion (OH) CB Gareon Conley. GBW caught up with the four-star corner as he talked about hearing the good news, his future Michigan teammates, Ohio State rumors, his workouts, and more.

The ESPN Under Armor All-American game will have a Maize & Blue flavor next year, adding yet another Michigan commit with Massilion Washington (OH) junior Gareon Conley.

"I was real excited," Conley told GoBlueWolverine about his selection. "I never thought I would be able play in something like that. My coach called me and told me. I was actually sleeping when he called. So the news woke me up. I was real excited to hear about it."

Rated a four-star cornerback and the No. 20 ranked player at his position, Conley will join fellow Michigan commits Shane Morris, Logan Tuley-Tillman, and David Dawson as confirmed players in the game. The Under Armor game has also invited future Wolverines Patrick Kugler, who has yet to make a decision on which All Star game to play in, and Michael McCray, who has decided to play in the US Army All American game.

Conley said the invite to the Under-Armor game was a nice surprise, and he had didn't really know much about the all-star game until recently. He said he wasn't aware that Michigan had other representatives in the post season contest, but is looking forward to building relationships with his future teammates in the game.

"Actually I didn't know there were other guys from Michigan playing in the game," Conley said. "I didn't know anything about the game. My coach just called me today. But yeah I'm excited now that I know, because we're going to have good chemistry and play with each other (in the game), and when we get up to Michigan it will be even better."

Before Conley was named to the Under Armor team, he had already been in contact with Morris and fellow Ohio native and future wolverine Jaron Dukes through text messages. He said Morris has helped him with anything he needs to know about Michigan.

"I hear he is really good. I haven't seen any of his videos or anything. But I hear he is really good. And he is a cool kid," said Conley. "We text all the time and talk about Michigan, cause he is from up there. I just ask him questions and stuff."

With his commitment to Michigan last month, there had been some rumors that Ohio State had been showing the 6'2, 170-pound corner interest. Conley cleared the air about his future rival.

"A coach sent me a letter, and said something like, ‘We would like to coach you. And we need to get you up here for a visit.' But that's about it. It was only one letter. That was like last month," said Conley. And he reiterated that he has no intentions of visiting the Buckeyes. "No. And I haven't talked to anybody from Ohio State."

Currently Conley is participating in track & field and AAU basketball, but said that football-wise he is not sitting on his All Star laurels – he is busy working on his football skills.

"We have weight lifting for football, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. And before school at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday we have Wednesday morning workouts. We do polymetric system stuff for football and work on our offense and defense." Conley, already runs a hand timed 4.38 forty, but he says: "I want to get quicker and faster." And, he adds, "I need to get stronger and gain a little bit of weight."

The Michigan Insider Top Stories