Gareon Conley


Massillon, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195


Gareon  Conley


#1 Ohio State at Rutgers

The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.

Ohio State Overview: After a 2015 spring campaign in which he played opposite Eli Apple as a No. 1 cornerback, Gareon Conley is seeking that opportunity start this season for the Buckeyes ... gone is NFL Draft pick Doran Grant (fourth round by Pittsburgh) and Conley, with 15 games played in and with 160 plays on defense to his credit, is second on the team -- to Apple -- in experience at the cornerback position ... he also has a red-shirt year in 2013 behind him so he enters 2015 as a third-year sophomore with regard to eligibility ... is majoring in consumer and family financial services.

2014 Season (Freshman): Conley played in all 15 games for the 2014 College Football Playoff national champions ... accumulated 386 plays, including 160 snaps on defense as a cornerback ... contributed significantly on special teams ... finished the year with 16 tackles and two pass break-ups ... had personal bests of three solo tackles in the wins over Illinois and Michigan State.

More on Gareon: Conley was the No. 1 player in Ohio as a senior (ESPN 150) and a first-team Associated Press Division I all-state selection ... also earned consensus four-star status (ESPN, Scout, 247Sports, Rivals) ... the No. 43 overall prospect nationally by ESPN and the No. 14 cornerback prospect (247Sports) ... played in the Under Armour All-American game ... as a senior Conley, who was coached by Jason Hall at Washington, caught 50 passes, averaged 21.9 yards per catch and scored 16 touchdowns, while on defense he had 13 pass break-ups, an interception and 25 tackles ... Washington was 11-2 during Conley's senior season and advanced to the regional finals ... recorded four interceptions and 30 tackles as a junior ... Washington is also the alma mater of Buckeye receiving great Devin Smith ... Gareon is the son of Sherry Robinson and Jameel & Angel Conley.

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