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Joey O'Connor Commits To Ohio State After Pulling Back Pledge To Penn State

Windsor (CO) guard Joey O'Connor has settled on his college commitment, as he will play for the Ohio St. Buckeyes over the next several years. The announcement was made on Tuesday afternoon.

O'Connor was committed to the Penn St. Nittany Lions until early November when the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke. He pulled back his commitment and re-opened the recruiting process. He will now join an Ohio State team that is led by Urban Meyer, who took over from the dismissed Jim Tressel and interim head coach Luke Fickell. Ohio State has been able to pick up some big-time recruits since Meyer took over the team.

Here is what SB Nation's Bud Elliott wrote about O'Connor:

O'Connor profiles as an interior lineman for the Buckeyes, but is unlikely to contribute early. O'Connor is rated four stars by three of the major recruiting services, and is widely viewed as one of the top 30 offensive linemen in the country. He participated in the Under Armour All-America Game, and is not an early enrollee.

Ohio State has rolled out numerous NFL offensive linemen prospects for years now and O'Connor can surely develop into a future NFLer under Meyer and his coaches' guidance.

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