Nov 23, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions fans look on during the second quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Beaver Stadium. Nebraska defeated Penn State 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Penn State QB prospect Michael O'Connor will not enroll at school in January

With Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Bill O’Brien heading off to the NFL to take the same position with the Houston Texans, Nittany Lion faithful are wondering what will happen with the recruiting. One of the more remarkable feats that O’Brien pulled off in his short tenure at the school was being able to recruit some of the best players in the country, despite the sanctions against the school.

Well, it appears that they’ve suffered their first casualty, and it’s a big one.

NJ.com is reporting that top QB prospect Michael O’Connor has decided not to enroll in the school this January as he planned to, and will open his recruitment back up.

O’Connor is a product of the famed IMG Academy in Florida, run by former Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke, and participated in the Under Armour High School All-America Game this past Thursday afternoon inside Tropicana Field.

Among the schools that are currently interested in the services of the pro-style passer at the moment are the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Michigan State Spartans and the UCLA Bruins.

 

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