So much, in fact, that he announced Saturday that he intends to be a Nittany Lion and return to campus in the future.
O'Connor became the 11th commitment of Penn State's class of 2014 Saturday afternoon, announcing his verbal pledge over offers from Vanderbilt, Missouri, Michigan State, Rutgers, and others. He is the first quarterback to join State's class of 2014.
"I'll be spending the next 4 years in Happy Valley, just commited to Penn State!" O'Connnor tweeted Saturday. "Thanks to everyone who supported me along the way!! #WeAre"
The 6-foot-5, 205 pound senior to-be is native to Ontario, and joins Lions running back Akeel Lynch as players who once called Canada home.
The FOX Sports NEXT three-star prospect is the 28th ranked quarterback in the class of 2014. His senior season will be his first at IMG after transferring to the Sunshine State school in January. H previously playing at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was recruited by Lions quarterback coach Charlie Fisher.
Fight On State will have more on O'Connor's commitment, and State's second Advanced Skill Camp, as the day unfolds.