In-state prospect looking to make summer mark

OREGON STATE'S summer football youth camp is less than two months away and for some prospects, it's one of the better opportunities to gain notice or perhaps even earn one of the early scholarship offers. One in-state prospect hoping to turn some coaching heads over the next few months is Kevin Conway out of Troutdale's Reynolds High.

Conway (5-11, 225) plays offensive and defensive lines for Reynolds but his future at the next level might be at linebacker. Regardless, he'll be bringing an offensive lineman's work ethic and mentality to wherever he ends up lining up on the field.

"Oregon State, I'd love to go there. And then Oregon, I like the program they have and the type of offense they run," said Conway.

Air Force and Army are the two Conway's hearing the most from right now but he hopes to add more Beaver State schools, including Portland State, Southern Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Western Oregon, along with Oregon State and Oregon, to the mix later this summer.

"I'm planning on the Line of Scrimmage camp (Western Oregon), and the one at Linfield, and then if I can, I'm going to try to go to Oregon and Oregon State camps and maybe the NIKE camp," said Conway.

Among the keys to his decision will be playing time, although Conway said he's keeping all options open.

"I just want to play," he said.

With Reynolds one of the largest schools in the entire state, the Raiders always have a shot at the Mt. Hood title and for players like Conway, he'll also be using the upcoming season as a stage to show the in-state schools his value on the gridiron.

Taking home an MVP award his freshman year, Conway earned honorable mention all-conference honors this past season as a junior.

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