Dyllan Conway proved during his junior season that he was one of the most electric playmakers in the St. Louis area and the state of Missouri. Now the wide receiver at Westminster Christian Academy is seeing his recruiting interest pick up.
Conway racked up 1,050 total yards and scored 18 touchdowns during his junior season — catching 48 passes for 790 yards and 13 touchdowns, rushing for 260 yards and four scores and adding another touchdown on an interception return — as Westminster went 13-1.
“I’ve been talking to some schools,” Conway said. “It’s been picking up a lot.”
A speedy 5-foot-8, 160-pounder, Conway attended his first Junior Day on Saturday when he visited the University of Missouri and got to spend time with Coach Barry Odom and the Tigers’ new-look coaching staff.
That was among the highlights during his time in Columbia, he said.
“As soon as I walked in I was greeted by Coach Odom, which was a major thing for me,” Conway said. “All of the coaches were behind him. I got a chance to talk to every coach, basically, from my position to O-line, D-line. I basically talked to all the coaches. We got to try on jerseys. So overall I loved it. It was my first Junior Day and it was great.”
Conway was able to spend time with Mizzou wide receivers coach Andy Hill and learn more about how he coaches the position and some of the players the school has sent on to the NFL.
He also got an idea of how the program views him as a recruit.
“They said they see my skill set, they know that I’m skillful, and they took notice of my film and how good of an athlete I am at the wide receiver position,” he said. “They told me they are going to keep in touch for sure with me.”
Conway, who also plays basketball and runs track at Westminster, has been in touch with several schools. The latest is Eastern Michigan.
“Eastern Michigan said that they like me, skillful-wise, and that the only thing that they see a problem with me is they’re going to put some weight on me,” he said. “But they like me.”
Conway’s trip to Missouri was his first Junior Day experience, but he could make a few more trips before too long.
“April 2 I will be attending the University of South Dakota, their Junior Day,” Conway said. “I might go to the Iowa one. And also the University of Pennsylvania invited me to their Junior Day. … The New Mexico coach also said that he was going to give me information about the Junior Day that’s coming up.”
Conway is still searching for his first scholarship offer, but with his junior film showing his impressive playmaking ability, it shouldn’t be too long before he receives that elusive offer.
“I’m just patiently waiting for someone to take a chance on me,” Conway said.