During the last few years of his 45-year tenure as Nittany Lions coach, Joe Paterno left most of the recruiting duties to his assistant coaches. But that still didn't stop him from making an impact on the class of 2012 prospects.
about 1321 days ago | Jared Shanker | On The Trail: East Region
Ohio State landed a verbal commitment from one of the toughest and nastiest O-Linemen in this class, ESPNU 150 member Joey O'Connor (Windsor, Colo.). The one-time Penn State commit has joined an Ohio State class that has been greatly improving since Urban Meyer took over and is very strong in the trenches.
about 1326 days ago | Craig Haubert | NCF On The Trail
Ask Joey O'Connor (Windsor, Colo.) about his commitment to Ohio State, and he'll admit that everything still hasn't sunk in. By everything, he means still being able to play in the Big Ten Conference after decommitting from a conference school.
about 1326 days ago | Damon Sayles | On The Trail: Midlands Region
ESPNU 150 offensive lineman Joey O'Connor (Windsor, Colo.) has become the latest commitment for new head coach Urban Meyer and Ohio State, multiple sources report. He was in Columbus, Ohio for an official visit over the weekend.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two ESPNU 150 defensive linemen and the No. 4 player in the country in a one-week span apparently is not enough for Urban Meyer. The new Ohio State coach, regarded as one of the two or three best recruiters in the country, wants more.
about 1330 days ago | Jared Shanker | NCF On The Trail
Oklahoma is in pursuit of at least one more offensive lineman for the class of 2012, but the answer won't come in Colorado. The Sooners took a late run at two of the state's top prospects in Colorado, but are not being considered by either offensive tackle Joey O'Connor (Windsor, Colo.
about 1332 days ago | Bob Przybylo | Oklahoma Sooners