good for him. smart kid.
Interest started pouring in for the Huntington Beach area product from college programs across the country from the likes of Nebraska, Washington State, Utah, San Jose State, Indiana, Hawaii, and Boston College. On June 28, UNLV landed the prize quarterback putting a cornerstone talent in the 2018 class to build around. But, Yale continued to pursue O’Connor. On Aug. 14, O’Connor decommitted from UNLV reevaluating his options with offers from Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Sacramento State, Indiana State, and Yale. Five days later, the Bulldogs shocked many with O’Connor’s commitment.
“Yes. I went to a camp there a while back. I have a friend that plays there, Garrett White (sophomore receiver from Edison). His father was our old head coach. They kept telling me to go check it out. I went there and met all the coaches for a camp. I did well at their camp. While I was there, we went on tours of the campus and the facilities and they showed me what the school has to offer.”
After talking with the coaches and after they showed me all the opportunities I would have going to Yale. Seeing the growth outside of football, the networking, and new opportunities – I’m going 40 to 50 years down the line instead of the next five.”