O'Connor Likes What He Hears From Utah

Joey O'Connor likes what he hears from Utah and will be visiting next month...

Joey O'Connor is another one of the fab five Colorado offensive linemen that the Utes have offered and is enjoying the process to this point.

"It's going pretty good. Offers are rolling in. It's definitely humbling and overwhelming right now."

Despite a slow start to his recruitment, the offers have started piling up and are coming from all over the country.

"I've got offers from Penn State, UCLA, Tennessee, Colorado State, Colorado, Utah, South Carolina, Arizona, and Arizona State. Michigan is close to offering as well."

With 9 offers on the table, O'Connor is still sourcing through schools and planning visits, including one to Utah.

"Right now I'm trying to keep my options open. I've only seen Colorado State and Colorado, so I want to stay open until I see what else it out there. I'm going out to Penn State on June 24th, and I'm also headed to Utah on June 14th."

Despite a lack of strong knowledge about Utah as a school and program, O'Connor has been in constant contact with the coaches and is looking to learn more over the coming months.

"I don't know a whole lot other than what Coach Alford has told me. He said it's a great place. The team aspect is great. The facilities are great. The people are great. I'm excited to get up there and see what they have to offer."

A great combination of size and athleticism, the 6-5 288 lineman brings a nasty streak that the coaches love.

"All the coaches I've been talking to say that I like to get nasty. I'm a pretty nasty player on the field. I like to finish my blocks and drive that other player into the ground no matter what."

In no rush to make a decision, O'Connor plans on letting the process take it's course while taking all of five of his official visits.

"I think I'm going to wait a little bit longer and enjoy the ride while I have it and take my official visits."


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