Mesquite (Texas) Horn Rivals250 offensive tackle Conner Dyer is one of the most highly sought offensive line prospects in the country and has already received scholarship offers from across the country. On Saturday, he decided to make his way to Austin, Texas, to attend Texas Longhorns' junior day.
"It was pretty good. I'm glad I came," Dyer said. "I got to spend some personal time with coach Wickline which was awesome because he's a great guy to talk to and a great coach. He's real smart. Overall I'm glad I came."
Dyer and Wickline first got to know each other when Wickline was at Oklahoma State and the two have established a good relationship over the years.
"I was in contact with him when he was at OSU so we do have a little bit of a relationship built up already. So it's good to already have that connection when he moved down here."
Was there anything that stood out about the trip?
"I would just say the one-on-one time. That was very good," Dyer said. "He's just very personable and real. He doesn't sugarcoat a whole bunch. He just gets straight to the point and I like that in him."
The Longhorns did not extend an offer to the standout offensive lineman, and while he was hoping to receive word of where he stood he also knows it is not in his hands.
What is in his hands is what is next on the schedule, and he has a couple of trips planned.
"So far I know I'll be returning to Texas Tech to visit practice, and I'll be heading to LSU later that week also during my spring break two weeks from now," Dyer said.
Dyer also has an idea about how he wants to narrow his list.
"I know I'm going to be narrowing it down during the summer, maybe to three or four schools and I'll go from there," Dyer said.
Is there a frontrunner? Yes there is, but Dyer is not telling.
"It's a secret," Dyer said.
Conner Dyer is currently ranked No. 136 in the Rivals250 and holds offers from the likes of LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford, Texas A&M, and UCLA.