Penn State Lands 4-Star Offensive Tackle Joey O'Conner

Nate ScacciaAnalyst IIIJune 30, 2011

On Wednesday, Penn State added an 11th member to the 2012 recruiting class.

Four-star recruit Joey O'Conner verbally committed to Penn State Wednesday.

O'Conner is an offensive lineman out of Windsor, Colorado.

O'Conner stands at 6'5'' and weighs in at 285 pounds.


O'Conner had this to say about his visit to Penn State:

"When I got out there, I set foot on campus and I had this feeling that this was it, I got to know Coach Kenney and I liked him. It's a very special place out there, it's a family and everybody cares about everybody. That put me over the edge."


Cory James of had this to say of O'Conner:

"The thing that sets him apart is he never gives up, it's not just that, 'I'm bigger than you and I'm going to get you out of the way.' It's more like, 'I'm going to push you back and get you 20 or 25 yards down the field before the whistle blows."

O'Conner is very agile for a lineman. O'Conner posts a 5.3 40 time and plays on both the offensive and defensive line.

O'Conner boasts a bench press of 330 pounds and a squat of 515 pounds.

O'Conner is the perfect mix of strength and agility. While O'Conner currently plays offensive tackle, expect him to move into the guard position at Penn State.

O'Conner is the ninth lineman in Penn State's 2012 recruiting class.

Here is his football highlight video.