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OBrien waiting for more offers

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Connor O'Brien had a nice junior season and now it's starting to pay off for the Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita safety.
Colorado, Duke and Washington State have offered O'Brien, who finished with 92 tackles and eight interceptions this past season, and he said many other programs are showing interest.
"It's a great feeling," O'Brien said. "It's good to have a few of those.
"I sent my film out to a few colleges but not all of them that have been contacting me. I also have it online so they probably just clicked and saw it. I'm just waiting. I want to go through the whole recruiting process and see what offers I can pick up."
O'Brien, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect who could easily move to outside linebacker if needed, has already visited UCLA and USC - both are showing interest - and he's planning trip to Washington, Washington State and Colorado.
The Santa Margarita standout said Oregon and Oregon State are two other Pac-12 schools that have gotten involved.
O'Brien plays on one of the top teams in Southern California and there are many top prospects returning from a squad that finished 13-2 this past season. That should give him even more recruiting exposure.
Included on that list are quarterback Johnny Stanton and offensive linemen Erik Bunte, Dane Crane and Riley Sorenson.
"It's a great feeling to have some offers," O'Brien said. "We have a lot of great players on the team around me so we'll see how it goes."
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