"It is humbling and overwhelming," he says in regards to his recent rise in recruiting attention. "But it is exciting to enjoy the ride and see what else is in store for me in the next couple of months," he adds.
Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Penn State, UCLA and Utah have extended scholarships and O'Connor tells us that an SEC program has jumped into the picture. "Tennessee verbally offered me today," he says. "They said they like how I finish my blocks and how I am just a nasty player."
Tennessee fans, see your newest prospect's bio below:
Name: Joey O'Connor
School: Windsor (CO) High
Size: 6-5 285
Recruiting: Now has 8 offers.
Scout.com Evaluation: A high motor is something that can't be taught and O'Connor has one. No matter if he's playing offense or defense, he is playing all out. Offensive line is his future position in college. Currently plays left tackle but is better suited for right tackle or a move inside to guard. Uses his hands well, has good feet and athletic ability. Has a frame to be a 300+ pounder. Has some very minor things he could improve on like keeping his hands up in pass pro and getting his heals in the ground in his stance but all things that are fixable. D1 prospect that will get offers from BCS conference programs.
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