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Three-star tight end, Jayvontay Conner, discusses recent commitment to Ole Miss
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Two years ago, Jayvontay Conner began his football career as a sophomore in high school in Opelika, Alabama. As his senior year is now on the horizon, he will suit up for East Forsyth High School in North Carolina as an Ole Miss Commit.
Jayvontay Conner is a six-foot, four-inch, 230-pound tight end at East Forsyth High School in Kernersville, North Carolina, and is ranked as the No. 42 tight end in the country, No. 23 recruit in North Carolina, and the No. 803 overall recruit in the country according to 247sports. On Thursday night, Conner joined me on Instagram Live for an interview to discuss his recent commitment to Ole Miss and more.
Jayvontay Conner Interview
Conner committed to the Rebels on Sunday, July 31st. “I felt real good before the decision, and I feel real good right now,” Conner said. “It still feels like I’m living a dream.”
With only two seasons under his belt, one in which he saw consistent playing time, many college coaches seemed to see loads of potential in Conner, as he racked up over 40 offers throughout his recruitment.
After being committed to the University of Central Florida for a short time, he decided to reopen his recruitment. About a month after, Conner announced his commitment to Ole Miss.
“When it came down to it, it was between Oregon and Ole Miss,” Conner said. “Between those two schools, I took an official visit to Ole Miss, and just fell in love with the place as soon as I got on campus.”
In addition to his love for the campus at Ole Miss, he also bonded with the coaching staff, and liked what they are doing with the culture in the program. “I talk to Coach Baker a lot, I talk to Coach Kiffin, a lot of people on the staff,” Conner said. “They’re real cool guys, they’re definitely really passionate about what they’re doing. Definitely trying to change things around; just be a competitive team in the SEC and all across college football.”
Ole Miss currently ranks as the No. 57 recruiting class in the country according to 247sports. While on his visit to Oxford, Conner was able to meet some of the other commits in the class. “I met a couple guys on the visit, they’re real cool people,” Conner said. I met a couple guys that actually committed on the visit but didn’t announce it yet, so we had already linked up and we was all kickin’ it at the visit and everything.”
If Conner were told he’d be playing college football at an SEC school two years from when he started playing football, he’d probably think you were crazy. But in the end, he wouldn’t change a thing. “I got a real good school to go to, and I’m real excited about the future,” Conner said. “Everybody feels good when you got somewhere guaranteed that you can go, so I feel good about it. But there’s still more work to be done.”