Despite WVU's loss in that game, Connor still came away with good impressions.
"They (WVU) lost the game, but they played hard."
Connor's father, also named John, adds that his son was impressed with his trip to camp.
"He liked West Virginia a lot, and he has a lot of interest in the school. He really enjoyed his visit there."
"I get along with Coach Tall well," Connor said. "He is just a good guy. And I liked Coach Casteel. He is a really good coach."
Although Connor has been featured as a fullback during high school, he is being looked at as a linebacker by some colleges, including West Virginia. He worked out with that group during camp, and showed good footwork during agility drills.
Connor is a tough player who likes contact, be it on the offensive or defensive side of the ball. He adds that it doesn't matter where he winds up on the collegiate level.
"I'll play on either side," the rising senior observed. "I am a really good blocker and tackler - those are my strengths. I've played since I was six."
Connor doesn't have any offers yet, but lists West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan along with some MAC schools on his interest list. He is scheduled to attended camps at Michigan and possibly Tennessee.