Bobcat fans were happy this past weekend as they landed three linebackers. Dylan Conner joins Eric Popp and Jared Dorsa to solidify Ohio's linebacking core in their 2016 class. According to Scout, Conner is listed as a two star prospect from Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Conner reportedly held an offer from Ball State, along with interest from Toledo, Miami (OH), and Western Michigan, according to Rivals.
I'm proud and honored to announce that I've decided to further my academic and athletic talents at Ohio University! pic.twitter.com/DeiHkJBYtK
— Dylan Conner (@connerdylan13) June 20, 2015
Conner caught up with Hustle Belt and explained why Ohio stood out to him.
"When I went on a visit [to Ohio], I was impressed with their football facilities and beautiful campus. I really enjoyed the coaching staff there and [Ohio] made me feel at home. While [at Ohio], I just had a general feeling like I was at home and it just felt like a great fit. Their academic program and how they monitored and assisted with academics also really impressed my dad and me. Overall, I was just really impressed with the culture [at Ohio] and I felt like I was excited about my future academically and athletically at Ohio University. Go Bobcats!"
Conner has been a dominant force in high school. The 5-foot-11 208 pound linebacker recorded 90 solo tackles, including 18 for a loss. The Fort Wayne native also scored four touchdowns and recorded a 70 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, according to Hudl. The Bobcats will look to Conner to help solidify their rushing defense as he was a monster at stuffing the run at Carroll High School. Below are just a few examples of how well Conner swarmed the ball in his junior year at Carroll High School, courtesy of Hudl: