Might be a bad question. But what ever happened to Shawn Conway. Last I knew he committed an signed but I haven't heard anything about him and couldn't find a goodbye post. I thought he could be a good receiver for us someday
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via the twitters. Hope he makes it back to Ann Arbor in a year or two.
According to the Inside The Fort on Rivals, Shawn Conway is going to attend GRCC for a year, and then transfer to Michigan. I found this quite interesting as I work at GRCC. The football program here is pretty good, and is headed by former longtime Muskegon coach Tony Annese.
Now, I know the transfer part is a big hurdle for JUCO kids, but according to the post, GRCC offers several classes that Michigan will accept. So, hopefully this won't be the last we hear from Shawn Conway. Good luck to him!
For those without a Rivals subscription, here is the key part:
GRCC is the only community college in Michigan that fields a football team, and it apparently is one of the few that has a chance of placing students into universities like Michigan’s.
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I've finally given up fighting with youtube, and realized that the only way I'm going to get Conway's video from Friday night up is by uploading it in poor quality, sans HD. You can find it here:
UPDATE!: I think I've won the HD battle, finally. The video in full quality should be available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRBoKQjzmo4
And I'll also link it in next week's Friday Night lights post for those who don't find it from this thread. For future weeks, I'm scrambling to find a way to get Youtube working with our replacement HD equipment, so please try to bear with me.
I didn't realize the young man had gone through so much adversity in his life. Good to see he has not let these hardships dampen his spirits.....
“It’s been a long journey, but everything happens for a reason and I believe in the end, I’m a better person for having gone through it as a result,”
I really like his positive / hardworking attitude. Sounds like a great addition to our program. GO BLUE!!!
Rivals is showing a front page post of Shawn Conway. In the article it goes on to say there is a possibility that Shawn will not be eligible to play his senior year of high school football.
Family difficulties resulted in Seaholm head coach Chris Fahr gaining legal custody of Conway in May ? and since Fahr lives in the Clarkston school district, Conway might be forced to enroll at Clarkston High, be subject to transfer rules and miss the fall sports season.
It does say in the next paragraph that the school board and district superintendent can waiver the rule.
The same report suggests the Birmingham School Board and the district superintendent can sign a waiver that bypasses the rule and that would allow Conway to remain in coach Fahr's legal custody, live in Clarkston with the Fahr family and still attend Seaholm.
http://burneysbytes.blogspot.com/ (article is called "Blind Sided?")