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Conrad camps with dream school

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Class of 2015 tight end C.J. Conrad has camped with several BCS schools this summer, and he finished the camp season up at Ohio State's Friday Night Lights event last week.
"They're my dream school," Conrad said. "My whole family is big Ohio State fans.
"I thought I had a very good camp. Afterwards Coach [Tim] Hinton, the tight ends coach, told me he is very interested in me and wants to see a couple early game films. Coach [Stan] Drayton is my recruiting coordinator, and he gave me the feedback that he is going to be recruiting me and will be in my school quite a bit."
Conrad's familiarity with the Ohio State program means the 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end has already evaluated Urban Meyer's offense and his potential fit.
"They do use their tight ends - flex them out a bit and do use them for blocking, which I am really comfortable with that's kind of what my high school offense runs as well."
Conrad's recruitment is already off to a good start, with early offers from Illinois and Toledo. He made previous camp stops this summer at Northwestern, Penn State and Tennessee, receiving interest from each of those schools. He was in Knoxville two weeks ago for the Volunteer's camp.
"Tennessee, their facilities are off the charts. I really like their coaching staff, love the tight ends coach. I have seen their offense and like how I fit there, so I am really interested in Tennessee.
"They want to see film and are considering an offer. They said they are very excited about me. At the camp I did a nice job catching the football and running routes, now they want to see if I can block, be a leader and do the little things."
Conrad now transitions into his junior season at La Grange (Ohio) Keystone High School with a team he feels has a very legitimate chance of making the playoffs just two years removed from an 0-10 season.
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