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QB OConnor plans June decision

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Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy quarterback Michael O'Connor hardly has time for recruiting with his busy schedule, but that hasn't stopped him from planning an early June decision.
That is good news for a few schools showing heavy interest like Arkansas, Penn State, and USF. The Razorbacks haven't offered, but they are actively recruiting the 6-foot-5, signal-caller.
Florida State, Louisville, and Vanderbilt have stopped by this spring to check in on O'Connor and his teammates. The 'Noles and 'Dores already have a quarterback committed for this year's class, so the four-star prospect is looking at all of his available options and the best fit for him.
Penn State was the latest school to offer. O'Connor visited Happy Valley in March and landed an offer two weeks after his trip.
"I had a good time getting the chance to sit down with Coach [Bill] O'Brien. We had a great conversation when I was up there. I stay in touch with the QB coach as well," noted O'Connor of the Nittany Lions.
For new Bulls head coach Willie Taggart the close proximity helps with O'Connor being able to get over to campus to see the team in action more than any other program.
O'Connor said, "I have a good connection with USF. We stay in touch quite a bit and we have a good relationship."
With his family in in Canada, O'Connor is keeping a close eye on the schools in the northeast, which could bode well for PSU and Rutgers. He would like his parents to come see him play in college, but it won't be the biggest factor when making his choice.
Eleven of the twenty quarterbacks rated 4-star or higher by Rivals.com have already verbally committed for the Class of 2014.
Time is ticking and spots are filling up. June is almost here for O'Connor who will decide where gets to take his talent to at the next level.
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