Last week was busy for the highly-pursued, three-star recruit from California. In the midst of visiting both Oregon schools, California, and Colorado, three Pac-12 schools have given him offers including Oregon.
The Ducks gave the 6-foot-3, 210-pound safety an offer on Friday, who’s reportedly been a top choice for O’Brien according to a Scout article on March 28th. Oregon is also the only school listed in the “warmer” interest level at 247sports. California gave him an offer during his visit on April 9th, and Arizona State is the most recent Pac-12 school who gave him an offer today.
Along with the Ducks, three other Pac-12 schools have given him an offer: Washington State, Oregon State, and Colorado. Duke is the only school not affiliated with the conference that has given him an offer.
In his junior year at Santa Margarita, O’Brien played at the linebacker and wide receiver positions. On the defensive side, he recorded 92 total tackles along with eight interceptions. At receiver, O’Brien caught the ball 23 times for 363 yards and two touchdowns. As you can see in this highlight video, his ability to learn the wide receiver position makes him a dangerous threat to pass against on defense. He has the skill to look for and make a play on the ball while still staying up and getting some return yards out of it.
With how creative the Oregon play calling can be, it wouldn’t be surprising if O’Brien would be seen on the offense at times. He’s mastered the spinning move to get away from defenders and gain yards after catch.
It’s unknown when O’Brien will make his decision. He is scheduled to be at Washington for their Junior Day on April 28th.