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Indiana holding strong for OConner

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The Hoosiers are still on top for Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder prospect Tim O'Conner. The ultra-productive wide receiver has an Indiana offer, and plans to visit Bloomington in June and in July.
"Indiana is definitely my leader right now," O'Conner said. "I like their coaching staff, they are all guys I can talk to a relate to. I like how Indiana is close to home, but not too close. And they have some great new facilities coming up."
O'Conner believes several schools are considering a scholarship offer.
"Boston College, Vanderbilt, Louisville, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and pretty much all of the MAC schools. All of those schools I mentioned, once they get back from their recruiting trips and meet up with the other coaches on their staff, I could get some more offers."
O'Conner is busy right now playing baseball and preparing for exams at Elder. The 6-foot-4 center fielder is looking for an opportunity to play both sports in college.
"I talk to Indiana about playing both, they are saying I probably could."
O'Conner does not expect to attend many one-day football camps.
"I am definitely going to Ohio State's one day camp. I am still weighing my options. I play baseball in the summer too. It is hectic with weightlifting and conditioning. I may try one or two more camps."
O'Conner will not camp at Indiana, though he is visiting twice.
"With the camp at Ohio State, I have always been a Buckeye fan. I went to the Penn State game last year. Ohio State has always been my dream school."
O'Conner caught 71 passes for 1004 yards and thirteen touchdowns last season. In the OHSAA Division 1 state title game, O'Conner caught fifteen balls for 184 yards and two scores in a 28-20 loss to St. Ignatius (check out highlights here). In 2009, Elder will be one of the top teams in Ohio once again.
"At Elder our expectations are always to win state. We have a lot of guys coming back offensively and defensively. We hope to finish the job."
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