September 20, 2021
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Gridiron Football Top 300: Quinton Conley

Quinton Conley is a class of 2022 student athlete at Pembroke High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Standing at 6’5 and 205 lbs., his build has made him an absolute nightmare to any defense. With his height and athleticism, it makes it nearly impossible for defenses to stop him; this is on full display in his film where he often jumps over opposing players and makes incredible catches. His height is not the only thing that defenses have to look out for, he is also faster than anyone on the field. He even ran the same 40-yard dash time as Dallas Cowboys rookie star receiver CeeDee Lamb, at 4.5 seconds! This combination of size and speed has made his name known all over the state as he received the honor of being an All-State Receiver last year. His work on the football field is not his only impressive feat in high school, he also achieved a 3.2 GPA! Conley has shown what he can do so far, and we should definitely be excited to see him in his senior season next year.

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When did you start playing football and why? I started playing around 1st grade and just always wanted to play, got into it with some of my friends.

Favorite moment of your career so far? Freshman year we were playing south east, I hadn’t played much safety before, but I ended up getting a pick 6.

What current or past player do you think you play like the most? A lot of people compare me to Megatron because of my size and ability to win jump balls.

Do you play any sports outside of football, and what do you think you adds to your game? Basketball, the ability to rebound translates to football by helping me win more 50/50s, and overall work ethic.

Do you have any pregame rituals? Listen to my music and then pick out my cleats, I switch cleats at halftime.

Going into your senior season, what are you looking forward to? Off the field I’m excited to visit some schools, in football I’m excited cause I want to make a deep playoff run, I also want to improve on myself and my speed.

What do you think a college would get out of you as a player? They are going to get a leader out of me, I’ve been a captain for a while and I’m a real vocal leader and will always work hard on and off the field, they also won’t have problems with me in the classroom.

What motivates you to get up and train everyday? I know other people are working hard too.

What do you think makes you a good teammate? I will support my teammates; I will lead by example and help them improve.

Who has pushed you most in your football journey? Some of my 7v7 teammates push me to be the best I can.

What do you think sets you apart from other athletes? Knowledge of the game, I am also a very fast learner and coachable.

What do you think the best part of your game is? Being able to go up and get 50/50 balls, also my consistency.

Favorite route to run? I like the dig route, I think I can always win those, whips and china routes as well.

Would you consider yourself a physical, speed, or route running specialist? Physical, with my releases I get more physical than others.

Do you like to be pressed by CBs? Prefer being pressed because I think my release will help me win routes more.

Favorite skill move to do in open field? Depends on the situation.

How would you rate your blocking ability? I put my blocking ability really high, with my physicality, I take pride in blocking whoever.

What is the best catch you have made in game? I had a one-handed interception while playing defense.

Favorite part about receiver? Being able to go downfield and only having one or two people to beat, being able to use my speed to score.