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O'Connor was a true freshman OL from Colorado. He was originally committed to Penn State before the Sandusky stuff came out. Iowa pursued him pretty hard down the stretch before he committed to the Buckeyes. I would really like to see Iowa pursue him as a transfer.
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I would have to agree
O'Connor got hurt during fall camp and was redshirted. Hate to see him go--we were looking at him making the two-deep this year backing up a senior starter at OG and then competing for a starting job in 2014.
He supposedly wants to play closer to home. Iowa City certainly qualifies relative to Columbus but I'd have to think he's looking at Colorado or maybe one of the Pac-12 North schools so he'd be able to play a couple road games in Boulder.
As a B1G transfer who's already redshirted, if he went to another B1G school, he'd not only have to sit out a year but he'd have to pay his own way that first year and then I believe he might be a junior his first year of eligibility. That's what happened with Brian Bobek, who was an OSU OL recruit in 2011 who was redshirted in 2011, then transferred to Minnesota last spring. When he's eligible again this fall, he'll be a junior even though he hasn't played a down yet. But that might not be the case with O'Connor since his redshirt was due to medical reasons while Bobek's redshirt was due to his inability to get any PT as a freshman.
Yikes! Microfracture surgery to the knee? Can anyone say "Greg Ogden"?
Oden had so many other injuries that it makes the microfracture surgery seem worse. There have been several other athletes (Amare Stoudemire and Blake Griffin, to name two) that have come back from that surgery and been as athletic as before.
CSU bound. The town he grew up in is 10 minutes from our campus
That'd be a great get for the Rams!
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