Video: Volunteer State QB talks Rocky Top

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Michael O'Connor has more than enough time to tour universities and meet college coaches with his National Signing Day not coming until Feb. 4, 2015.

The Chattanooga, Tenn., resident still wants to better himself and expand his base of football knowledge. This summer he ventured to Tennessee to learn what he could from fourth-year Vol offensive coordinator Jim Chaney.

The right-hander already has scholarship offers from several schools, including Michigan State, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt. If he shows progress over the next three seasons, that number could expand.

The 6-foot-6 signal-caller is attempting to take control of the starting job at Baylor (Tenn.) School after transferring in from Canada this year.

O'Connor split time with Nick Tiano in Baylor's 2012 season opener, which the Red Raiders won 44-7 over Soddy-Daisy. O'Connor completed 2 of 7 passes for 35 yards. He also had a 72-yard touchdown run that was called back due to a holding penalty.

Baylor finished runner-up in the TSSAA Div. II Class AA state championship each of the last two seasons.

Find out what O'Connor thought about the campus in Knoxville, the sheer size of Neyland Stadium and much more in the video interview below:

Danny Parker is currently the Managing Editor, Recruiting Analyst and Staff Photographer for He was previously the sports editor at Shelbyville Times-Gazette. He joined the InsideTennessee team July 2011.

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