Conner lands first Pac-12 offer

Rivals250 linebacker Nick Conner's offer list now includes schools from both coasts, and many places in between, after Oregon reached out to him this week.
"I was talking to the outside linebacker coach on Twitter and he said the staff liked me, but they don't offer guys without seeing them in-person," Conner said. "They wanted to make sure I was the right size, so their inside linebacker coach came in [Monday] and talked to my coach. My coach told me to give him a call and that's when he confirmed the offer."
Conner said he has built up quite a few free plane tickets and is looking to use one of them to fly out to Oregon for a visit.
"Me and their coach talked about it today and I could come up and watch the camp or maybe stay with a player," Conner said. "They want to give me a full day to get a feel of the full campus."
The offer from Oregon was joined in the past week by new tenders from Vanderbilt and Minnesota. Conner still has his eye on garnering additional offers before he starts to zero in on a decision.
"I have a big list of schools I want to offer and that have offered and I am probably going to visit," Conner said. "I'm going to choose from that once I get my visits in."
Kentucky is a school Conner has mentioned in the past that has made an early impression on him, and other schools are upping their profile in his mind during the spring evaluation period.
"Indiana and Duke and Illinois have been really on me hard," Conner said. "I have to look further into them and they'll have to have a good season for me to end up there."
The 6-foot-2, 223-pound Conner is rated four stars and ranked as the No. 241 player in the 2015 class.