Jumping onto the radar this past summer after several strong performances at camps and 7-on-7 tournaments, O'Connor, a Canada native, made the move to football in the United States this fall, transferring to the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and helping lead the Raiders on a playoff run.
"It was a lot of fun going down there," O'Connor told GoBlueWolverine. "Everyone is so serious about football. Playing games on Friday nights and going to college games on Saturday doesn't get much better than that so the whole experience was a lot of fun. We lost in the semifinals of the state, but we ended up 8-4 so we had a pretty good season."
Visiting Alabama and Auburn for three games each, as well as Tennessee and LSU for one game, O'Connor is seeing his recruiting profile rise, particularly in the south, despite just two SEC offers from Vanderbilt and Mississippi State.
More calls, from all over the country, are sure to come for O'Connor who is set to make a couple more moves this winter -- a switch from the class of 2015 to 2014 and a transfer from Baylor boarding school to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida in order to work directly with former Florida State and NFL quarterback, Chris Weinke.
"I'll be able to work with him everyday now at IMG Academy, and I'm actually classifying to January of 2014 so I'll be graduating even earlier," said O'Connor. "So a lot of changes, but I'm just excited to get my college experience started."
"Just being at IMG Academy, it's a great opportunity but it's costly as well. I think just being down there for a full year and being able to graduate early -- I think that's the smartest thing for me right now."
Working one-on-one with Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges at the Sound Mind Sound Body camp this past June, it appeared the Wolverines may have been able to get a leg up on the competition … but as O'Connor points out "I haven't been hearing from Michigan lately."
With news of O'Connor's transfer and reclassification, interest from the Wolverines could pick up in a hurry, currently having extended zero offers at the position in the class of 2014.
Two new schools throwing their names in the hat are from the PAC-12: UCLA and Stanford.
Although O'Connor has a full year to make his decision before enrolling at the school of his choice in January of 2014, one school is standing out early.
"I think Auburn right now, ‘cause the coaches really like me and I think that would be a good fit for me there," said O'Connor.
Wherever O'Connor ends up, it was clear the 6'5, 205 pound quarterback compared favorably to other quarterbacks in attendance at the UA Junior Combine.
"It was nice being down here in Florida," said O'Connor. "I was back home up in Canada for the break -- a lot of snow. It was nice coming back down here and just getting back to camp season. This is a lot of fun, especially for the quarterbacks because we can shine the most."
"I think I showed myself pretty well. A few plays I'd like to have back but no regrets, for the most part I think I showed myself really well and had a good day."
To watch the full video interview with O'Connor, press play below.