Spokane QB charging onto scene, eyes WSU camp

IT'S FAIR TO SAY he's no longer flying under the radar. In the last week, Scout.com skyrocketed him up the prospect charts to a No. 53 national QB ranking. The Ferris High product just picked up a scholie offer from a pass-happy school. And now he's eyeing a series of summer camps. Among them, Paul Wulff's at Washington State -- a school he's already visited three times in the last three months.

Spokane's Connor Halliday (6-5, 184) will travel to Washington State for the fourth time later this month with the hopes of earning a scholarship through his performance on the gridiron.

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

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

"They didn't have my tape, they just saw it on Scout.com. Coach (Chris) Tormey called me and said they saw my film on Scout.com 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 showing sudden increased interest. Earlier this week, he was at ASU who had invited him down after seeing his film.

And UW coaches Steve Sarkisian and area recruiter Mike Cox were showing him the recruiting love yesterday.

"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.

Halliday still needs to fill out but college coaches are projecting he will do just that -- and they like his game.

"And I hadn't been hearing much from (ASU) 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.

HALLIDAY WILL be at Oregon State a week from today to participate in a one-day camp. 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 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 the mark, so he'll be taking the test again soon.

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

Connor Halliday profile and video

Washington State's summer youth camp takes place June 24-27. Last year, the Cougs hosted appx. 600 campers from all over the West and Canada in Wulff's first year.

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