Posted January 03, 2014

Report: Penn State quarterback commit Michael O’Connor delays enrollment

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Michigan State, Rutgers and UCLA could resume recruiting Michael O'Connor. (Courtesy of IMG)

Michigan State, Rutgers and UCLA could resume recruiting quarterback Michael O’Connor. (Courtesy of IMG)

Penn State quarterback prospect Michael O’Connor has delayed his plans to enroll in State College on Jan. 13 and is likely re-opening his recruitment, according to NJ.com.

O’Connor, a 6-foot-6 prospect from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., could be rethinking his Penn State commitment after Bill O’Brien left to become head coach of the Houston Texans.

Todderick Hunt of NJ.com cites O’Connor’s mentor, Victor Tedondo, as indicating Rutgers, Michigan State and UCLA are interested in the pro-style quarterback.

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Christian Hackenberg, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, is the only scholarship quarterback on Penn State’s roster.


9 comments
opinionhated
opinionhated

Texas was pretty thin at the QB position last season, and when the starter  (Ash) went down it really showed. Come to Texas and compete for the Starting QB job right away with the coach who mentored this years likely #1 draft pick (Bridgewater).

6marK6
6marK6

Penn State already has the most talented QB in America playing for them.

rentistoohigh
rentistoohigh

Gotta find another offensive genius that can handle the JOE PA cult ...knowing that the JOEPA cult wants him forever until dead (just like Joe)..whereas the AD and Old Main has no such desire....IOW...prepare for  Kosovo..Serbia...etc...continuous civil war....the dictator is dead and the empire is up for grabs...


NOW...who would like that opportunity ??? maybe not even Al Golden.... 

Delegator
Delegator

This is just the start, unfortunately. Allen Robinson declared for the draft as well (he may likely have declared anyway, but I'm sure that O'Brien's departure made the decision that much easier). The incoming coach is going to have some work to do.

David46
David46

@rentistoohigh I think obrien imagined the leverage the "cult" had as being a lot more than it was. He reminds me of someone looking for excuses to get mad. I'm sure there is a "cult" at every school. 


I wonder what he'll say when he loses a few games at houston and the loyal texan fans there start claiming he was only good in NE because of brady and belichick.

TimHarb
TimHarb

@David46 @rentistoohigh If it is the same or any worse than the Coach O cult in Nebraska then I wouldn't blame him for leaving. Especially if it comes from every direction. Nebraska has almost lost Pellini themselves with the same antics.