"I knew something was up because I had not heard from them the last couple of weeks," added David Conner. "I knew they were not playing good, and I was reading the rumors going around, so it did not surprise me."
Before Coach Tuberville
was rumored to be on his way out, David had already started leaning towards Ole Miss when the Rebels showed him renewed interest around a month ago. Conner took
in the Egg Bowl last weekend to get one more last look.
it. I loved it. I just thought that Ole Miss would come in and win. They were
dominate the whole game. They played together, and they came out on top like Coach
Nutt wanted. I just think that is how things will be with Coach Nutt there."
the Egg Bowl showing spark even more interest for David?
I just plan on being at a college that can do that next year and be dominate.
I like Ole Miss a lot."
When was the last time Conner spoke to Ole
"I talked to them Tuesday evening before the Egg Bowl. Coach
Markuson congratulated me on my season and all of our wins. He told me to have
a great game. Coach told me that a lot of MSU people were bragging, and he wanted
to show everyone that there is no comparison, and I think that is what they did."
Rebels extended a scholarship offer to David after a phone conversation with Coach
"Coach Nutt came over a while back and offered me a full scholarship.
He said he believed in me even though I am not the right height for my position
(safety). He looked me in the eye, and I looked him in the eye, and he really
inspired me. Coach showed me that I can put my faith in his hands."
Ole Miss asked David to commit yet?
"We have not gotten to that point.
Coach Nutt always tells me to take my time, and that I have a spot when ever I
am ready to make a decision. That is what I like about Coach. He does not pressure
me. Coach just tells me to take my time and do not rush it."
has formed a tight bond with another highly recruited player inside the state
"The only player I talk to is WR Chad Bumphis. Me
and him talk and text each other everyday. We feel like we are cousins or brothers.
We just have grown so close since we started talking last year. We are hoping
that we end up at the same school."
For now, David has a more pressing
issue on his mind, as South Panola is putting its 88 game winning streak on the
line in the Class 5A State Championship Friday.
"It is exciting to
get to play Meridian. We played them in the championship game a couple years back,
and they were tough. They have a pretty good team, and we have a pretty good team.
They have a great passing game, and we have a great running game, but we can throw
the ball too. We are going to try and be well balanced and see who comes out on
What will be the keys to the game?
"The key to the
game will be to get in Tyler Russell's grill and hit him a couple of times. A
lot of the teams that he has played against this year have not been hitting him,
so we want to hit him hard and daze him. We want to let him know what 5A football
is suppose to be. Tyler is a great QB. That is why he committed to MSU, but we
want to rough him up a little bit and see how he reacts."
the team in tackles (98) and is second on the squad in sacks.
David Conner has a reputation for being a very thoughtful and respectful young man. The talented…