|ST. LOUIS — One the St. Louis area’s most overlooked prospects, Francis Howell Central 2018 wide receiver Connor Riebel is moving up boards this offseason with a strong summer.
At 6’1, 170-pounds, Riebel finished second on the Spartans a year ago with 32 receptions for 550 yards and 10 touchdowns as part of a talented receiving corps. On film, he shows the ability to get open, go vertical and make tough catches.
“I would describe myself as a deep threat and also a crafty route runner who always gets open,” Riebel said. “I bring leadership to our team by always coaching up the younger guys on team and trying to improve their game.”
A year ago, Riebel says the most important game he played was against Fort Zumwalt South as he scored three touchdowns and added a two-point conversion.
This offseason he has worked on improving his skills to break off against the press/jam.
He began playing football in third-grade and eventually developed his skills as a freshman. He says the most influential person in his football career has been his head coach, Pete Eberhardt.
“He really helped me become the player i am today,” Riebel said.
The player Riebel says he looks up to most is Houston Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins.
“I try to be like him because he is a really good jump ball receiver and is a tremendously good route runner, and always seems to be open and make the catch,” Riebel said.
At last report, Riebel did not hold any offers, but says he has drawn interest from Western Illinois and Indiana State.
RISING PROSPECT: Connor Riebel (2018)
Francis Howell Central 2018 wide receiver is one the St. Louis area’s most overlooked prospects.