Saturday, 3 July 2010

Shawn Conway

Name: Shawn Conway 

Location: Birmingham, Michigan               

Position: WR

Ratings:  Scout – 3*, Rivals – 3*, ESPN – 3*

Recruitment: Conway really flew under the radar in Michigan, largely due to him missing most of his freshman and sophomore years due to transfers. He was at Cass Tech as a freshman, so he knew players like Thomas Gordon, Teric Jones etc, plus 2011 commit Delonte Hollowell. Committed to Michigan in Coach Rod’s office directly after receiving the offer, becoming the 3rd commit of the class.

Offers: Michigan was the first to offer, he reported interest from Florida and some Big ten schools.

Stats: Listed as 6’4 and 185lbs, he claims a 4.49 forty, which is impressive, but doesn’t look overly fast on film. 

ESPN Analysis: Conway is great target over the middle, his catching ability in traffic is good. His big play threat comes from his ability to adjust to the ball in flight, not from top end speed.

Displays solid footwork and good hands however, Conway work on his route running to create better separation from his marker. Sometimes guilty of rounding off routes and doesn't have elite speed to create the distance. His soft hands and leaping ability is what makes him a threat on the field, and his long wingspan allows him to grab anything near him

Improvements: Described by many as very raw, but with great potential. Needs to work on route running and consistency.  

Film Highlights: Link here

Final Thoughts: Conway was a great get for Michigan, he flew under the radar but is poised for a big senior year that will attract more schools to take a look at him. Has plenty of potential, and if things work out could be a great receiver for Michigan.

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