Sunday, December 30, 2012
Four-star Conner plans decision, visits
By Derek Tyson
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- ESPN 150 safety Antonio Conner (Batesville, Miss./South Panola) is set to make his decision at the Under Armour All-America Game on Friday. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete will choose between Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU and Georgia.
Despite making a decision, Conner plans to take all five official visits.
"I'm going to be taking some after this game," Conner said Sunday during Under Armour All-America Game registration at Disney's Yacht Club Resort. "I've got a lot of them to take, but I am going to take them to Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU and Georgia. I'm going to start on the 11th with Alabama, then take the rest."
Conner, the No. 2 safety in the country, said that two schools stand out to him.
"Alabama [is standing out], because they are fighting for the BCS Championship and Ole Miss because Coach [Hugh] Freeze has been talking to me about turning things around and he has been doing that," Conner said. "So those two teams stand out the most. At the same time, I'm still open."
Though Conner will announce his choice, he said he will still remain open to his options.
"Right now when I make my decision ... it's just time winding down for me right now," he said. "Like if I was going to college right now. Once I make my decision I'm still going to be open."