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O’Brien visits Penn State too, planning for Wisconsin

Danny O'Brien AP

Yesterday, Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports noted that former Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien would be visiting Ole Miss today as he decides his next — and hopefully, final — destination at the collegiate level.

O’Brien’s high school coach told CFT last week he expected O’Brien to take three or four official visits, with the first one coming within a matter of days. Judging by the following reports, the former Terp is right on schedule for a reported April decision. reports that O’Brien visited Penn State over the weekend. New Nittany Lions coach Bill O’Brien confirmed last week that PSU was recruiting the heralded collegiate free agent, so to speak, but wouldn’t go further than that. O’Brien (the player) is also set to hit up Wisconsin this weekend, according to

“Yes, I will be visiting this coming weekend,” O’Brien confirmed in a message to the affiliated site.

O’Brien has been connected to the two Big Ten schools and the three stops on his tour have immediate needs at quarterback. Wisconsin’s QB situation, while promising down the road with highly-touted signee Bart Houston, has short-term depth issues. And Penn State… well.. you know.

There’s still time for O’Brien to go another direction, but it appears as of today, the aforementioned trio, plus Vanderbilt, are the frontrunners for O’Brien’s QB talents.

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5 Responses to “O’Brien visits Penn State too, planning for Wisconsin”
  1. thraiderskin says: Mar 20, 2012 11:12 AM

    Go to Vandy…

  2. gripless says: Mar 20, 2012 11:26 AM

    As much as I love JoePa (save the comments) it would be nice to have someone who can actually develop a quarterback so that the team can win big games. No chance of any quaterbacking play with Jay Paterno at the helm. Perhaps the only positive of this whole mess is getting the coaching staff cleaned up.

  3. dirtyharry1971 says: Mar 21, 2012 1:24 AM

    why would anyone want to even consider penn state? they should be forced to drop their football program, hell they should be closed up period!! i can’t see how any decent person would consider such a school that refuses to take responsiblity

  4. mick5430 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:41 AM

    What an idiot. Yeah, you have to be right of course. Penn State should just shut down their football program because of the actions of one man who hasn’t been a part of the football program since 1999. Yeah, let’s punish all the students and alumni from one of the nations top 100 schools. Penn State has taken more responsibility and taken more actions to fix what has been done than you will ever know. Why don’t we close down all the high school football programs in your area because one of the kids did drugs. I am sure that never happens, right? Or because one of the students got a girl pregnant in high school. Or because one of the teachers got busted for molesting a student. We hear about that every other day. I haven’t heard of anyone shutting down their sports teams because of it. The football program made something like 76 Million last year. Yeah, they are gonna shut it down. Get real.

    With the new coaching staff or not, I fully support the student athletes and coaches at Penn State. One man’s crime is not a mass punishable offense.

    O’brian would be crazy to NOT come to Penn State. It is the only team he is looking at now which has the ability to go places.

  5. fnc111 says: Mar 21, 2012 4:15 PM


    One guy? Joe paterno knew what was going on. He let that perv on campus with access to more kids all the way up to this past November. You psu people are sick in the head. The guy commenting above u is spot on. Plus the redhead assistant coach among others wouldn’t even go to the police. Realistic people know they thought they all could cover the rape of children forever.

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