After picking up an offer from Northwestern nearly a month ago, the Wildcats are very high on his list.
"Northwestern is probably one of my top schools right now," said Conner Crane.
Throughout his recruitment, Crane has built a strong relationship with Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald. The two have built a strong relationship, which is something that stands out.
"I've talked to Coach Fitzgerald probably every week, which (a recruit doesn't) talk to head coaches a bunch," Crane said. "For me to talk to him a lot is big. We have a pretty good relationship.
Crane is working to sort through each of his options but he has specific items which he hopes to find in each school.
"Probably one of the first things is going to be academics," Crane said. "Second would be the coaches, and my relationship with the coaches. How does their coaching style mix in with what my playing style is and how I like to be coached. Also, ‘how do I fit in with the offense and the players?"
Crane is planning on visiting Northwestern's campus for the first time during the second week of June. His uncle is a NU alum, a die-hard Wildcat football fan, and has talked all about what Evanston is like.
Thus far, Crane has not been able to visit Northwestern, but he is looking forward to meeting with the coaches in-person and checking out the campus.
"I'm excited to get up there and visit and see what the campus is like," he said.
Crane is shooting to make his commitment near the end of the summer, but most importantly, after making visits. Those visits are the key to making a decision
"I'm just going to go visit places and see what I like," Crane said. "I already have an idea of what schools I want to go see. I want to make a decision before the season. Hopefully if I visit all the schools I want to visit, I can make a decision by then."
As a junior, Crane finished with 40 catches for 900 yards and 12 touchdowns. He helped his team to a 13-3 overall record and a run to the Texas 5A championship game.