For a high school wide receiver to finish the season with 35 receptions for more than 850 yards and 11 touchdowns is quite impressive.
When that same receiver has received scholarship offers to Kansas, Kansas State, Colorado, Wake Forest, and was a first-team all-area selection at his position, it becomes quite clear that this player has had an accomplished high school football career.
Then, when it is discovered that this same player has a 4.9 grade point average, and is only a junior, it almost seems too good to be true, but that is exactly what the Guyer football team has in Connor Crane.
Crane, 17, helped lead the Wildcats to an appearance in the 5A Division II state championship game this season, and said being a part of the football tradition at Guyer has been amazing for him.
“I have been really blessed to play with some of the great athletes I have played with and play for the coaches we have,” Crane said. “Really, I would not be getting all of the attention that I have without them.”
Crane also plays basketball and runs track at Guyer High School, and scored an 1,800 on his SAT.
The Guyer junior said he takes his schoolwork very seriously, and said he makes it a point to work hard in the classroom and in athletics.
“Academics are definitely a priority for me,” Crane said. “I take a lot of pride in my grades, and it is not a hard balance. If I tell my coaches that I need to study for a test, they are great about letting me go, and the teachers are really good if say, I missed third block because of a game, they will give me all of my make up work and stuff like that. They really work well together to help us deal with the demands of being a student athlete.”
Crane, who lives in Lantana, said he attends church weekly at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Denton.
He has not yet decided where he plans to attend college.
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