Turns out, he enjoyed it so much he decided Wednesday night to commit to the Broncos, informing Scout.com of his decision just after 8 p.m..
The 6-foot, 190-pound receiver said Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck made a big impression on him. That's exactly the man who got the news straight from Conder.
"He's the one that wants me," Conder said. "He played in the NFL at 5-foot-10 and says my game is like his in so many ways. He is a rockstar in the making. Youngest head coach in Division I (33 years old)."
Conder picked Western Michigan over another offer from Akron. He's received interest from several other programs, including Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Miami (Ohio), Middle Tennessee State, North Texas, South Alabama, and SMU.
"I want to be a part of something bigger than myself. As coach Fleck calls it, the 'Row The Boat' mentality," said Conder, referring to Fleck's motivational and organizational philosophy.
As for his visit to Kalamazoo, Mich., this past weekend, Conder gave it a strong endorsement.
"I love it," he said. "The atmosphere is awesome."
Conder helped Celina to a 9-2 season this past fall. The Bobcats are one of Texas' most storied high school programs and are tied with Southlake Carroll with the most championships (8) in state history.
Conder caught 49 passes for 494 yards and eight touchdowns. His quarterback, 2015 prospect Nathan Elliott, committed Friday to North Carolina, choosing the Tar Heels over offers from Arkansas State and Army.
Conder plays primarily in the slot for Celina, but will occasionally line up in the backfield. He's not easy to bring down after the catch and is a solid route-runner.