Sean Conway, 6-3, 285 pound offensive guard from Nashville-Father Ryan reported, "I went last Saturday to watch the Tennessee versus the Alabama Birmingham game. It was a lot of fun, the stadium was ridiculous, and it was awesome." He went on to say of the team and their performance, "They are really good, I thought they were well coached, and I thought they performed well."
One special aspect of taking in a game in Knoxville is the game day atmosphere. Conway commented, "It looked like everybody around there was ready for game day, everybody was tailgating, it was loud, and it was just an awesome game day atmosphere." One of the highlights of the day for Conway was when the team entered the field through the "Power T". He explained, "I got up chills when they ran through the T and started playing Rocky Top. It was awesome."
The visit went well for Conway and he feels that Tennessee may have a slight interest, but hopes to hear more from them. He said, "Coach Greg Adkins came over and said hello and told me he was glad I was there before the game and we talked a little bit. He is a really nice guy and a good coach." He added of his status as a prospect with Tennessee, "I'm not really sure. They said they want a game film and they are going to take a look at it."
Another program that has shown Conway a lot of interest is Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raiders gave Conway his first offer early this summer and have been recruiting him heavily since. Conway was able to take in a Blue Raiders game against Troy and said of the experience, "It was a great atmosphere. The team played well but they didn't come out with a victory, but you can't win them all."
Conway really seems to enjoy the coaching staff at Middle Tennessee. He commented, "The offensive line coach, Coach Stephens, is a really good coach. He and I have talked about football and I really like the way he coaches."
This week Conway continues his visits with a trip to Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers were the second school to offer Conway this summer after a visit to their summer camp. He commented, "Their facilities are amazing, the weight room is huge, the academics are good, their coaching staff is amazing. I go up there this weekend to see what their game day is like to get another good feel for that."
"I want to sit down with the coaches to talk to them, check out the atmosphere, and see how the team looks." added Conway of what he will look for this weekend.
The Hilltoppers are competing heavily for Conway against soon to be Sun Belt Conference rival Middle Tennessee. Conway said, "I talk with Western Kentucky a lot especially the offensive line coach, Coach Wells. He is always contacting me or my coach and talking to me about their team and how he coaches. I think he is a great coach and would be fun to play for."
There are still a few other schools that really want to get a good look at Conway and his early season performance. He listed those schools as, "Duke has been sending a bunch of letters and has asked for a transcript. I am also getting information from Florida State and Mississippi State."
As far as trying to pin point a date to make a commitment Conway is hoping to take in as many visits as possible. He explained of a decision date, "I don't know. I am trying to concentrate on my team right now and we will see what happens."
Conway and his team are locked up in a tough region battle this week against Chattanooga-McCallie. Fans should check out Conway and other players in the Scout.com database including Vanderbilt commitment Jay Fullam from McCallie, as well as Mitchell Stoffer, Anthony Wilson, Tagbo Obi, Mark Mulloy, and Trey McPhail from Father Ryan.