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CB Gareon Conley (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by wadc45, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pQGolTigrU"]OH 2013 Gareon Conley- Washington- Sr Yr- ATH21.mpg - YouTube[/ame]
  2. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck Insert clever tag line

    I understand much better now the phrase "raw athletic ability" that has been used describing this young man. IIRC he got into football later than most kids. Seems like he has a rather high ceiling to my untrained eye. That one handed grab at 1:54......:yow1:

    If this class wraps up as expected I'm simply amazed at not only the overall talent but the exceptional amount of versatility. It just amazes me how flexible this class is in terms of possible positions for these guys.
  3. bucknut11

    bucknut11 Defense still wins Championships

    That's just how they coach the WRs at Massillon :biggrin:

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  4. bassplayer7770

    bassplayer7770 Freshman

    That was definitely an impressive film for a kid who is still learning the game. I like the chances that our staff develops him into a major player.
  5. southcampus

    southcampus Go Bucks

    I like him the most out of all of our DB recruits. And we've got some good ones.
  6. Merih

    Merih GO BUCKS!

    This DB class is incredible.
  7. GeorgiaBuck2

    GeorgiaBuck2 Lets Go!

  8. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck Insert clever tag line

    The thought of Mr. Bell joining the group is unreal. Talk about a shut down secondary in one class...yikes.
  9. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick

    To be honest, there were some pretty amazing plays in that film from a technical standpoint. He highpoints the ball, does a great job trailing the post to get the deflection without interference, and the play at :58 is what really stands out to me...comes up and shows press man, keeps his feet moving in the flat, then jumps the quick out for the INT. Most high school players would sit flat-footed in the flat and not make that play, but he keeps the feet active, which enables him to get the INT.

    And then you have the physical ability. Gareon can flat out fly and has uncanny ball skills. I like his willingness to come up and be aggressive in the run game too. I also think we might have our edge man to block kicks and punts...he gets back there in a hurry. Imo, no way does he play WR at the next level. He is a good high school WR who would need a ton of work on his route running and receiver skills. Plus 6'1-6'2 WR's aren't all that rare. Rather I see a 6'2 long corner with great range and fluid hips, excellent ball skills, excellent closing speed on the ball and ball carriers, someone who shows the ability to play multiple coverages effectively on film, a willing tackler, and still has a high ceiling even with all those skills. That is extremely rare to find in a corner.

    Some insiders have said that they think Gareon is the best DB in this class and to be honest, I scoffed at that notion considering Woodard and Burrows. After seeing Gareon's improvement and balling out at the highest level of D1 Ohio football, I am inclined to agree. It is obvious why the staff knocked down his doors and gave him the offer. I cannot be any more thrilled to have Gareon in the 614 and not up north.
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  10. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil

  11. Smudger

    Smudger You've got to stick to your principles.

    Pretty sure this was already known, but just confirmation from The Bank.
  12. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye URBAN!!! URBAN!!! URBAN!!! URBAN!!! Staff Member Bookie '13 BPCFFB II Champ

    Scout Video $ - Conley Interview

    Part I
    Part II

    Talks about how he has progressed since his Junior year and his love for football. Said Ohio State felt like home on his visits and once again refers to himself as an Ohio boy. Raves about Coach Meyer & Coach Vrabel and said he committed to Urban before the 12-0 celebration. 100% Buckeye and won't be taking any other visits. Talks about his expectations for the UA Game, where he will be playing Corner. Doesn't have a preference where he plays at OSU & will report in the summer.

    Very easy to like this kid & great work by The Bank, as always.
  13. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil

    ESPN - Something to prove

    12/30

  14. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye URBAN!!! URBAN!!! URBAN!!! URBAN!!! Staff Member Bookie '13 BPCFFB II Champ

    Scout $ - Conley looking to compete

    1/10

    By The Bank.....Says he'll play whatever position the staff wants, but admits he really wants to play WR. Realizes he needs to add weight & strength, but hopes to be on the field this fall.
  15. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck Insert clever tag line

    Something tells me this kid will do very well. Hope I am right.

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