L.A. Valley RB Antoine Conner had a very good freshman season and he hopes to find a home soon

Even though he'll only a sophomore from an eligibility standpoint this fall, L.A. Valley RB Antoine Conner (5-8, 190) can leave right now and he hopes to find a four year program that will give him the right opportunity to play...

"Right now, I have offers from Western Oregon and Minot State," Conner told JCFootball.com over the weekend. "Toledo and Purdue were both after me this season, but I haven't been talking to them much lately and neither of them offered me, so I'm not really sure how interested either of them is anymore."

As a freshman this past season, while sharing time with three other tailbacks in the Monarchs' backfield, Conner started two games and finished second on the team with 640 yards and eight touchdowns on 106 carries.

"I'm an aggressive, one-cut runner who gets downhill quickly, but I also have moves and can make guys miss in the open field and also get to the edge and run away from people," Conner said. "I am working this offseason on getting bigger and stronger and I want my top-end speed to be better and also my vision."

As a prep, Conner attended Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Illinois, but he didn't graduate. Instead, he got his G.E.D. and focused on taking care of some family matters instead.

"I wanted to keep playing, so I started to look around and I didn't know anything about L.A. Valley, but then coach L:anders called me and said they liked me and that I was too good to give up (playing football)," Conner recalled.

Conner is ahead on his academics and will finish up his two-year degree in May. He will have four years to play three starting this fall if he finds the right place.

We will have more on Conner in the coming weeks as he nears a decision on whether to sign with a school or to return to Valley to play this fall.

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