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Conner encouraged by MSU feedback

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Four-star linebacker Nick Conner holds a host of offers, but Michigan State is not yet on that list. The Dublin (Ohio) Scioto prospect attended the Spartan's camp on Sunday to make his case.
"I felt pretty confident when I left," Conner said. "I know they can't offer the day of the camp, but they said I am going to be one of the first ones they talk about after the camp and will let me know tomorrow during lunchtime."
The 6-foot-2, 223-pound Conner started out at linebacker, but also ran with the tight ends for a stretch and did some offensive line/defensive line one-on-ones, garnering positive feedback along the way from the Michigan State coaches.
"I felt really loved at the camp," he said. "They shot it to me straight. They said they don't know if they need a MIKE linebacker, so the main thing Coach (Mike) Tressel wanted me to do was show the coaches I could play other positions."
Sunday's camp also was a chance for Conner to get his first look at Michigan State's campus, and he came away impressed with what he saw.
"This was my first time and I loved it," Conner said. "I liked how big the school was. Everything was spread out and it didn't feel like everything was closed in.
"I went in there at nine (in the morning) and we got to do a tour. We got to sit down and talk with all the defensive coaches and also the head coach. Coach Tressel, Coach (Pat) Narduzzi and Coach (Mark) Dantonio, we sat down and talked for a good while. It was pretty interesting."
Conner enters the summer camp period with his schedule wide-open as far as college visits go.
"At this point I haven't really set anything in stone," he said. "I just decided on this camp on Tuesday, so I am taking it week-by-week."
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