UNC Visit Impresses Conner

Although still technically committed to Dartmouth, after officially visiting North Carolina over the weekend Jonathan Conner might be signing with a different school Wednesday.

"I really like North Carolina," said Conner, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound defensive back from Geismar (La.) Dutchtown. "I think I might go with them. I'm probably going to wait until Signing Day to announce anything.

"The atmosphere really impressed me – the way the coaches, the players, the people were."

According to Conner, he received a UNC scholarship offer prior to his arrival. The offer was confirmed in a meeting with Butch Davis.

"He talked about how he really likes me and he wants me to come back up there and play football for him," Conner said.

Red-shirt freshman Anthony Elzy hosted Conner over the weekend.

"It was a lot of fun," Conner said. "He's a cool dude. We chilled a lot. We're real good friends now.

"He showed me Franklin Street. That was fun. The people there were so much nicer [than in Louisiana]."

UNC is recruiting Conner as a cornerback and thus he spent a great deal of time with Chuck Pagano, the Tar Heels' defensive coordinator and secondary coach.

"We just discussed films," Conner said. "He talked about a lot of defensive stuff. He's real cool."

Conner has played every position in Dutchtown's secondary. As a senior, he collected 95 tackles (58 solo), five interceptions, and blocked three kicks.

Connor is also a star in track and field, participating in the long jump, triple jump, high jump, 4 x 100-meter relay, and 4 x 200-meter relay.

At Scout.com's New Orleans Combine, Connor clocked a 4.5-second 40-yard dash.

Dartmouth is the only other school Conner has officially visited.

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