Fast rising QB has camp date with Beavs

IT USED TO be schools held one summer camp for juniors and underclassmen to compete under the watchful eyes of college coaches. These days, most schools have added additional camp events. One of Oregon State's, for example, will be on June 12. One of the participants will be a Spokane quarterback, and the Beavs visited his high school this past month. And he just picked up another offer.

Spokane's Connor Halliday (6-5, 184) will be at Oregon State a week from today to participate in a one-day camp with the Beavs. OSU quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf was at Ferris this past month.

"He was actually at Boise State the year after my dad graduated, so they know each other a little bit...I'm going there June 12 for a one day camp deal," said Halliday.

Halliday, who had accumulated full rides from Idaho, Montana and Eastern Washington this spring, was just offered this week by Hawaii.

"They didn't have my tape, they just saw it on Coach Tormey called me and said they saw my film on and that they were going to offer me a full scholarship and I was really excited about that. I don't know if I'll be able to but I'm going to try and go there for an (unofficial) visit this summer," said Halliday.

HAWAII ISN'T THE only school to show rapidly increasing interest. Also in the last week, analysts have skyrocketed him up the prospect charts to a No. 53 national ranking at quarterback for the '10 recruiting class. This week, he was at ASU who had invited him down after seeing his film.

"I hadn't been hearing much from them but then..I talked to coach (Rich) Olson a little bit. I went down there (June 2), worked out for them a little bit and got to meet with coach (Dennis) Erickson. They've offered some other kids and want to see what they're going to do...It was kind of a younger camp, I just worked out for coach Erickson and coach Olson after the camp was finished. I was pretty much the only quarterback down there," said Halliday.

Coaches Steve Sarkisian and area recruiter Mike Cox at UW are also showing him the recruiting love.

"It was kind of funny, I hadn't heard a lot from them either.. I had heard a little from them earlier but they were going to wait on (Jake) Heaps. Once Heaps committed to BYU (yesterday), they said they were going to open up their quarterback recruitment quite a bit, I got to talk to coach Sarkisian a little. He told me they're excited about me, excited about my film and they really wanted to get me in camp. So I think I'm going to try to get down there June 26," said Halliday.

He'll also camp at Washington State.

"I talked to coach Sturdy last week and he said they're going to be really careful with the quarterback situation and they're going to wait until camp (to potentially decide on offering). I'm planning on going down there June 24 and we'll see how it goes," said Halliday.

HALLIDAY IS ALSO hearing "a lot" from from Northwestern and Boise State. He plans on camping at Boise as well.

Halliday has achieved a qualifying score on the SAT but wants to try and better it so he'll be taking it again soon.

As a junior, Halliday, who transferred from Lewis and Clark to Ferris before his junior campaign, was 170-of-286 for 2,366 yards with 20 touchdowns in 11 games this past season.

Spokane's Connor Halliday profile and video

Oregon State's main summer youth camp takes place June 20 - 23.

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