Four-Star Impresses In Opener

Massillon rolled over Akron Buchtel 52-21 Thursday night, with Michigan commit Gareon Conley starring in the win. The four-star recruit was impressive on both sides of the football.

Four-star cornerback Gareon Conley didn't disappoint with his play in Massillon's 52-21 victory over Akron Buchtel Thursday night.

The Michigan commit starred on both sides of the football, at wide receiver and at defensive back, but his coverage stood out the most. Conley blanketed Buchtel star receiver Elijah Bell most of the game.

"This was a big win and I'm happy, but we gave up a few scores that should have never happened," Conley stated after the game. "It bothers me to give up those touchdowns, and we need to play harder as a team. We know we won't shut people out, but I need to be critical of myself and the team, as a team leader."

"I thought my play was alright, and I think I was better at wide receiver than at defensive back," he added. "I gave up a completion that still makes me mad, because I was out of position. I have this week of practice to work on those things before we play GlenOak."

Conley committed to Michigan last winter, and has never looked back on that decision. As one of Ohio's top prospects, Conley is glad to have his recruitment over with.

"Committing to Michigan was a great move on my part, and I'm glad I don't have to worry about recruiting this year at all," he explained. "I will probably go to a few games, but I haven't set anything up yet. I'm not sure when I will take my official visit either."

"Right now, I'm trying to recruit (teammate) Nathaniel Devers to come to Michigan with me," Conley continued. "They haven't offered him yet, but I think they are going to. I keep telling them they'd better offer him. Whenever Nathaniel wears Ohio State gear I get mad at him and tell him not to wear that stuff, but it's all in fun."

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