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'12 CO OT Joey O'Connor (Signed to Ohio State)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Windsor H.S. (Windsor, CO)

    Ht: 6-foot-4
    Wt: 278 lbs
    40: 5.3 secs

    Rivals rating: 4*-5.9rr; #12 OT (#102 overall)
    Scout rating: 3*; #17 OG
    ESPN rating: 4*-80 grade; #8 OG (#104 overall)
    247s rating: 3*-88 rating; #23 OG

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, California, Miami (FL), Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, TCU, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington State, Wisconsin, Colorado State
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Here's Joey's BeRecruited.com profile: http://www.berecruited.com/high-schools/colorado/windsor/football

    O'Connor lines up at left tackle for Windsor. He earned all-conference honors as a sophomore. In December, following his junior season, O'Connor was named first-team all-state and became the first offensive lineman ever to be named the Tri-Valley Conference's Offensive Player of the Year.

    "Joey is a road grader," [Windsor Coach Chris] Jones said. "It is fun to watch him on film because he finishes plays. He takes a guy and drives them 20 yards down field. His pass protection is really solid. He is just so strong. Once he gets his hands on you, you are not getting off."


    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1176279

    CU has shown some early interest and stopped by his school in December. Will be interesting to see if he is invited to CU's Junior Day.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    O'Connor is starting to blow up. I didn't think much of it when he got the CSU offer. The Utah offer made me take notice a bit. But now Penn State has offered. How good is this year's crop of in-state OLs? Off the hook.

    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1206752

     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Very strong and physical player:

    [video=youtube;1yq1PRwLSqc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yq1PRwLSqc[/video]
     
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    any chance he is at the spring game?
     
  6. Duff Man

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    Pretty doubtful he will be a Buff, partly because we seem more focused on other guys in-state. I would not be surprised to see him pull the trigger to Penn State if his offer is still good when he goes out there in June.
     
  7. Buffnik

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    Buffs offered at the Spring Game.

    Apparently, we showed well on Saturday and are in the game with O'Connor. Adam has some detail at Rivals and I'd expect an article this week.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Pretty interesting. O'Connor himself had been saying we were not showing much interest for quite a while. Seems we made a good impression this weekend, but he seems focused on going out of state to me.
     
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    Ya I don't see this one going our way
     
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    Picked up an offer from South Carolina.
     
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    It looks like he wants to wait til NSD. I don't know if CU will wait that long tho
     
  13. LongHaulBuff

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    Wow. If that's his plan it's not very smart.
     
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    These types of plans have a way of changing.
     
  15. black&gold

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    I know a coach at Windsor and we are not recruiting him very hard. His top three are Penn State, Utah, and Colorado State in that order.
     
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    Yeah the staff isn't very high on him for whatever reason, hopefully that means we're in the lead for the top California linemen. Hope he goes to Penn State though, don't want to see him on the other side of the LOS.
     
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    Penn State camp is this weekend. O'Connor's coach at Windsor is flying out with him, taking him to a Penn State charity event that a friend of the coach is hosting with the '86 championship team, etc, etc, etc. I'll be shocked if O'Connor isn't a Nittany Lion commit within the next few days.
     
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    Did not commit to Penn State while on his visit, but it could be that he wanted to discuss it with his parents first. His coach sounds like he is pushing O'Connor to PSU and is really outspoken about how much he likes them.

    I don't see this breaking our way and it's disappointing even though I never saw this as a likely Buff commit. I'm very high on O'Connor and would love to see him in black & gold. Who knows, maybe we'll get lucky and he'll end up wanting to stay close to home. Don't hold your breath, though.

    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1235137
     
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    If he stays close to home it would be CSU before CU
     
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    I highly doubt that.
     
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    the ultimate validation - thanks!
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised with CSU over CU. Windsor is definitely a pro-CSU town
     
  23. leftybuff

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    Well that makes one....
     
  24. sliderNcider

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    Fixed
     
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    fify again
     
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    That, my friend, is the smell of money!
     
  27. Buffnik

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    As expected... Penn State
     
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    Not that we had a chance on this particular prospect.... but I think it's safe to say that Embree's plea to all the in-state prospects at the Spring Game failed pretty miserably
     
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    are you saying they are not smelling what the rock is cookin?
     
  30. zbuff

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    I don't see how anyone could resist the chance to be there when JoePa actually retires.
     

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