Conner hopes for interest to pick up

Butte CB Anthony Conner (5-11, 195) is a player with multiple talents. As a freshman and as an injury sub in 2008, he was a dynamic running back able to help the Roadrunner offense move the chains. But as a full-time start on defense in 2008, Conner locked down the opponents' best receiver and he helped lead Butte to the National Championship.

"I played running back as a freshman, but they wanted to move me over to better utilize me," Conner told "I was all about getting on the field and we already had a great back in Alex Green so I decided to move over and help out that side."

Conner took to the Butte defensive scheme well and notched 43 tackles and seven interceptions in his first year at corner while also subbing for an injured Green late in the season.

"It was cool because I went over the defense and then when they needed me they asked me to come back and fill in for Alex and I still remembered the plays," Conner said. "I love having the ball in my hands. I'm real confident in my abilities and I think I could do well on either side of the ball."

Even with his impressive 4.4 speed and good size, Conner hasn't gotten the looks from D-1 schools he was hoping for.

"Only Idaho and Youngstown State have been talking to me," Conner said. "I get my AA in the spring and I want to sign and be able to play somewhere next fall."

Conner said he's open to everyone who wants to look at him and he said he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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