Don Yates: What have you been up to in San Antonio?
Sean Conway: I was down there January 3-5. The first day was all registration, which took a little while. The second day was all the combine stuff, the running and the one-on-one drills and the third day we got to go to the All-American Bowl.
DY: How have you come out in the drills?
SC: I did really good; I was told I got a good time in the shuttle drill. I got to go against some of the top defensive linemen in the country; I think one guy has committed to Alabama.
DY: Did you school him?
SC: I did pretty good; almost.
DY: What kind of drills were there?
SC: The first half, before we ate lunch, was the forty-yard-dash, the shuttle drill and the vertical jump. Then we ate lunch and then in the afternoon we got to do one-on-one drills, stuff for the lineman.
DY: You guys did blocking drills and stuff like that?
SC: Yeah, sort of. We just had to move our feet and change directions and stuff like that.
DY: They are just trying to see how quick you are.
SC: Yes sir.
DY: Did you get a chance to talk to some of the guys who played in the game and get some tips from them on recruiting?
SC: No, I didn't. My plane left pretty close to when the game ended so we had to leave a little bit early.
DY: How many juniors were down there in this combine?
SC: I was told it was about 500 from across the nation.
DY: What makes you a great player?
SC: I think I'm pretty quick and I hit hard. I'm not going to back down from anybody.
DY: What positions do you play?
SC: I'm a guard and center.
DY: Do you play any defense?
SC: Yes, I'm a nose guard for my high school.
DY: What are you looking for in a college?
SC: A good football program and education.
DY: What are you planning on studying in college?
SC: I kind of want to be like a sports trainer but I'm not really sure yet.
DY: What schools have been in contact with you?
SC: Just Vanderbilt right now. A bunch of colleges have sent letters but they are just like little one page things.
DY: What schools did you root from growing up?
SC: My dad went to Penn State so that's one team I've always rooted for. I've been around Vanderbilt my whole life so I've always rooted for them.
DY: When did you first hear from Vanderbilt?
SC: I'm not really sure; it was a while ago. It was during the season because I got to go to the junior day for the Vanderbilt-Kentucky game. I guess it was about a month before that.
DY: How was your visit to Vanderbilt?
SC: It was fun. We got to tour a little bit of the campus and stuff and I got to meet Mr. Cain; he's pretty cool guy. I like him.
DY: What did he tell you as far as Vanderbilt recruiting you?
SC: He wanted to see my game tape and he said he'd call me back.
DY: If Vanderbilt offers you will you commit at that time?
SC: I hope they do. I'd have to give it a little thought but if they do that would be really great.
DY: What position did your dad play at Penn State?
DY: When did he play there?
SC: I'm not sure. I know he played there the first couple years and then transferred to Indiana.
DY: So you're not interested in Indiana?
SC: Well, I mean [laughs], I want to stay a little close to home.
DY: Indiana is actually not that far away. They are probably closer than Penn State. So your dad is originally from Pennsylvania?
SC: Yes sir, he was born and raised there. All my Uncles live up there.
DY: So have you gotten anything at all from Penn State.
SC: No sir.
DY: So how are you doing in the classroom?
SC: I'm doing pretty good. I have a 3.3 gpa.
DY: My wife wanted me to ask you what you like to eat to celebrate a win?
SC: I like all kinds of food. Whatever my friends are eating.
DY: So how is Father Ryan looking for next year?
SC: We are looking pretty good. We'll be all right; we'll make the playoffs.
DY: But will you beat MBA?
SC: I hope so. Everyone I talk to asks me that.
DY: When I was in high school in the 80s Father Ryan beat MBA almost every year. When will those days return? [laughs]
SC: They'll return.
DY: Father Ryan was a powerhouse in the 80s. I know MBA and Father Ryan have always been big rivals.
DY: Got any more camps in mind?
SC: Yes sir. I'm going to another combine in Atlanta, this March.
DY: Are you planning on doing Vandy's camp.
SC: Yes, I'm planning on it. I have to get some information on it.