Virginia DB Has Low Summer Profile

A hard hitting defender missed a scheduled camp at West Virginia recently, but still has great interest in the Mountaineers.

"I was supposed to go to West Virginia's camp, but I didn't make it," said Kavell Conner of Midlothian, Va. "I still like West Virginia, and they are still in my top five."

Other schools in the defensive back's top group include Oklahoma, Clemson, Maryland, and Pittsburgh.

"I've only been to Clemson and Maryland, and I'm still deciding on where I'd like to visit this fall. West Virginia will be on that list," Conner said.

The standout two-way player (Conner is also a running back) has been somewhat low key with his summer. He has visited only Clemson and Maryland, and says he does not have a timetable for making a decision. Based on his current pace, it's not likely he will choose his college before his senior season.

When he does make that call, it's likely to be as a defensive player. Most schools, including West Virginia, are looking at Conner as a defensive back.

"A lot of people are recruiting me as a safety," Conner said. "I'm intense and hard-hitting on the field, and I am a leader."

Conner is one of a small group of players on WVU's short list of corners and safeties in this year's class. The Mountaineers will likely take only two, or at the most, three, defensive secondary players this year.

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