Reigning ACC Player of the Year James Conner stopped by The David Glenn Show on Monday at the ACC Football Kickoff. During the visit, Conner discussed the transition to a new coaching staff and whether or not he ever got tired on his way to 1,765 yards and 26 touchdowns rushing last season.
The star running back also talked about having only three scholarship offers coming out of high school.
“I had three offers from Bowling Green, Toledo and Pittsburgh,” Conner said. “When Pitt called and told me they were going to give me a scholarship, it was huge.”
The opportunity to play running back was just an added bonus for the Erie, Pennsylvania, native.
“My junior year (of high school), we had a running back who was a high school All-American on our team,” Conner said. “We ran the triple option in high school, so I would mainly just block for him.
“My brother told me, ‘you’ve got to get noticed some way.’ So I told my coach I wanted to play some defense about midway (through the season), and I recorded 12 sacks in the last couple games of the season, so some coaches started to recognize me there.”
As a senior, Conner was the primary running back at McDowell High School and was able to land the offer from Pittsburgh. Click below to hear the full interview: