Quarterback Danny O'Brien is one of several prospects from Kernersville (N.C.) East Forsyth that have a chance to be highly rated in the Class of 2009. He's coming off a solid junior year and he already has the attention of several major college programs.
The 6-foot-3, 194-pound quarterback passed for 1,900 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.64 seconds, but considers himself to be primarily a pocket passer.
"I'm a pass-first quarterback definitely," O'Brien said. "I can move on my feet and make plays on my feet. We run the spread in high school but there are a lot of different offenses I feel like I could run in college. Other than that my biggest strengths are my leadership and arm strength."
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O'Brien went on to talk about his experience with the recruiting process thus far.
"I just went to a Junior Day at UNC," he said. "I've been to South Carolina, Clemson and Wake Forest, and I plan on going to Maryland. Then as far as letters go, I get a lot of those from Duke, Northwestern and Michigan State.
"Everyone's pretty even, but the Junior Day at UNC was pretty good. I'd put them pretty high. I also like Clemson and Duke a lot. With Clemson I just love the coaches and the campus. Coach Napier is my recruiting coordinator and I get along with him really well. We've clicked pretty well.
"This was the second time this week I've been to North Carolina. I'm just comfortable with all the coaches there."