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'13 CA OLB Connor O'Brien (Verbal to Washington)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Duff Man, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Rancho Santa Margarita Catholic H.S. (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)

    Ht: 6-foot-3
    Wt: 205 lbs
    40: 4.65 secs

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.7rr; #30 S
    Scout rating: 3*; #38 OLB
    ESPN rating: 3*-77 grade; #76 ATH
    247s rating: 3*-87 rating; #37 S

    Reported Offers: COLORADO, Arizona State, Cal, Duke, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    O'Brien had a tremendous junior season for Rancho Santa Margarita and played a large role in the school winning a state title. Overall, he finished with 92 tackles and 8 INTs at safety, earning him All-Trinity League and All-Orange County honors. For those that may not know, the Trinity League is arguably the toughest league in California.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1160609.html

     
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    Hopefully this school is the next Upland or Woodson for us!

    I'd be happy to land the Rancho 4!
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Looks like they only had 1 recruit go D1 last year with Max Tuerk going to USC. They had 1 the year before go to ASU.

    So there is every opportunity for us to come in and create the new farm system with them.
     
  8. Heywood

    Heywood The actual El Guapo Club Member

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    so who were dad and uncle?
     
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    Legacy! Come on home!

    This is also more evidence as to just how much we're looking to improve our speed on defense, as that continues to be weighed much more heavily than size for recent recruits.
     
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  10. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He now has four offers.
     
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    His father was Mike Kenlon. He played MLB in the late 70's and changed his name to O'Brien. The Uncle played DE for CU.
     
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    At 6'3", I'd say he certainly has the frame to grow into a stud linebacker.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    His dad and uncle (George Kenlon) both starred at Servite High School in Anaheim.

    http://www.ocvarsity.com/articles/football-29957-players-county.html

    From O'Brien's coach:

     
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  15. Heywood

    Heywood The actual El Guapo Club Member

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    thanks for the research all. rep

    lets get him committed already!!
     
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    Visiting next week according to Adam's twitter feed
     
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    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1352390

    Going on a whole bunch of visits in the next few weeks, including CU.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I am sure he will have a glowing report of CU after Saturday.

    This recruitment will be a fight.
     
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    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    must get.
     
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    Oregon and Oregon State have jumped on board with offers after he visited each campus.
     
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    Looking like it's going to be Oregon.
     
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    Man I really hope not. We have a good IN with this guy and I think he could push for immediate playing time. Plus that is a school I'd like to see us get some in roads into!
     
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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    ugh hearing he will announce uw tomorrow...
     
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    Well, we went to Santa Margarita HS can got our ass handed to us by UW in recruiting.

    I know many aren't predicting us to do things on the field but CU needs to find a way to get to .500 this year and push for a bowl. Sooner, the better. Unfortunately, faced with the same expectations just a few years ago, UW managed to climb the ladder or get close to it knocking off SC in the process. We need to start branding CU and winning a few games nobody expects us to.
     
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    Justin Hopkins ‏ @JHopkins247
    Connor O' Brien will decide between #Oregon & #Washington tonight via @247Sports
     
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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    He went from (1) getting his from offer from CU and saying he rooted for CU growing up to (2) saying he'll wait to finish his senior year before deciding to (3) deciding between Oregon and Washington today?? Hopefully we can flip him later if he announces today.
     
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    Expected after the Crane news, but still sucks.
     

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