With plans to enroll early at Nebraska, Scout.com four-star quarterback Patrick O’Brien signed his financial agreement with the school on Thursday. While the paperwork isn’t officially binding, it does give the Nebraska staff the ability to announce his commitment and talk on an unlimited basis with the California signal-caller.
In 2015, O’Brien threw for 2,900 yards and 32 touchdowns passes, rushing for another 700 yards and seven scores on the ground in 11 games. He had a completion percentage in the upper 70s.
A San Juan Hills high school (Cali.) product, O’Brien joined the Scout.com Top 300 in October after his early season film. He’s currently ranked the No. 16 quarterback in the country.
"He's a pure pocket passer with great and pocket mobility, a strong, downfield arm and great touch on the deep ball,” said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins. “He does a nice job feeling pressure, not panicking but stepping up in to the pocket or buying time outside of it and making a strong, accurate throw. He has a quick release and can set himself and throw as quick as anyone."
In a class of 14 commits, O’Brien is currently the fourth highest rated Husker recruit, behind guard John Raridon, safety Marquel Dismuke and guard Bryan Brokop.