Quick Hitter: OL Joey O'Connor

The Windsor (Colo.) four-star offensive linemen Joey O'Connor decommitted from Penn State in the wake of Joe Paterno's firing...

Windsor (Colo.) four-star offensive linemen Joey O'Connor has changed his commitment status with Penn State in the wake of the firing of legendary Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno.

"I have decommitted from Penn State," O'Connor said on Thursday evening. "I'm going to explore all my options now."

O'Connor was one of 16 commits to Penn State, but became the first publicly decommit following a trying week in State College, which culminated with the resignation then ultimately the firing of Paterno.

The 6-3, 285-pounder had committed to the Nittany Lions in June over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Tennessee, UCLA and Utah.

Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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