Super 30: No sport too tough for Heritage Hall's Connor McGinnis

Connor McGinnis can be found competing in nearly every sporting event at Heritage Hall. But all of that may be hurting his recruitment in football, where he’s not getting a lot of interest from colleges.
by Jacob Unruh Published: July 7, 2014

Connor McGinnis can be found competing in nearly every sporting event at Heritage Hall.

At 6-foot-5 and 190 pounds, McGinnis has become the prototypical star athlete for the Chargers as the quarterback, a standout basketball player and forward for the soccer team.

He even dabbled in baseball one game this summer, striking out five batters in three innings.

But all of that may be hurting his recruitment in football.

“I hear a lot about people think that because I play soccer that means I’m not devoted, I’m not good enough,” McGinnis said. “I strongly disagree. The fact that I can play soccer at a high level, play basketball at a high level and also play football at a high level, I don’t feel like that many people can do that. I love football and I love sports in general, so passing that up because I play soccer for a semester … I don’t understand that.”

McGinnis, who is No. 20 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, has been starting for the Chargers since his sophomore season, passing for just less than 3,500 yards and 32 touchdowns.

Yet he still only holds offers from Division II Central Oklahoma and Emporia State. He’s been to camps this summer at Oklahoma and Oklahoma State where he’s been impressive. He was also impressive at Yale’s camp, but he is still looking to raise his ACT score two points to garner an offer from there.

He’s starting to reach the point of frustration with the lack of interest.

“He’s an athlete,” Heritage Hall coach Andy Bogert said. “He can probably play wide receiver he’s so athletic and so fast. But he’s a quarterback and he’s multidimensional. He can probably even be a big safety. All of the things he can do, it’s frustrating of course.”


by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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No. 20: Connor McGinnis

School: Heritage Hall

Height: 6-5

Weight: 190

Position: Quarterback

Recruited by: Has offers from Central Oklahoma and Emporia State. Also receiving interest from Yale.

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