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2015 QB continues to impress

Michael O'Connor, quarterback from Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn., was impressive at the Rivals.com Underclassmen Challenge this past weekend. The 2015 prospect recently transferred from Canada to help elevate his career as a student-athlete. O'Conner has several early scholarship offers and primed to become one of the best signal callers in the country.
"The main reason I transferred to the Baylor School was because of academics," said Michael O'Conner. "They have really good academics. They also have a really good football program. I am ready to get to work with them."
The 6-foot-5, 205-pound prospect easily stood out among the quarterbacks at the event in DeSoto, Texas.
"I am a Pro-Style quarterback," O'Conner said. "I would say definitely my height and footwork are my biggest strengths. I can make all the throws. I feel like I can play with the best quarterbacks in the 2015 class."
"I came out to the Rivals Challenge to show I can play with the best in the country. I still want to improve on my accuracy. You can never be too accurate. Being able to put in the ball in a small window is what separates the good from great quarterbacks."
O'Conner is already drawing interest from across the country including a handful of scholarship offers.
"I have five offers right now," he said. "I have offers from Michigan State, Mississippi State, Buffalo, Akron and Toledo. I received those offers all in six days. It was crazy. It was a big whirlwind for me.
"Notre Dame, Florida and Michigan are showing a lot of interest in me. Stanford is a school I am interested in. Hopefully I will be able to get out to the West Coast next year and check out Stanford."
O'Conner attended camps at Michigan and Michigan State in June. He will attend camps at Mississippi State and Vanderbilt this month.
"Michigan State was great," he said. "I really liked the respect they showed me. Coach Dantonio offered me. I just really like the respect he showed me.
"Michigan is also a great program. I like them. Michigan is big time football."

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