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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Gareon Conley on visits: 'I'm going to do it'

By Brad Bournival

Visits to other schools and Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio/Washington) appear to be getting closer to reality as the Michigan commit has not backed off talk about doing the one thing Wolverines coach Brady Hoke considers taboo.

The feeling in Ann Arbor, Mich., is if a commit takes a visit elsewhere, he’s no longer a Michigan man.

Two weeks ago, Conley said he might take visits to Ohio State and Oregon. The Buckeyes are recruiting the ESPN 150 cornerback as an athlete. The Ducks have shown serious interest.

Now, Conley indicated he is sure he’ll take visits.

“I’m going to do it,” said Conley after Saturday’s 28-19 Division I, Region 2 playoff win over Canton McKinley. “It’s still Oregon and Ohio State.”

For now, Conley is just trying to focus on the here and now and that’s trying to win a state title for the Tigers for the first time since the playoff structure was formulated.

Ranked 69th in the nation, the 6-foot-1, 165-pound Conley isn’t backing down from his plans even though they might have dire consequences.

“It’s still the same, nothing’s really happened,” Conley said. “I don’t really talk to the coaches because I’ve told them I’m not worried about college until after the season.”

Conley currently leads Massillon in catches (44), yards receiving (962) and touchdowns (14). Defensively, he has a forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries and an interception for a score. He has made 21 tackles even though teams rarely throw his way.