Washington’s recruiting haul from Junior Day continued tonight as safety/linebacker Connor O’Brien of Santa Margarita (Catholic High), Calif., has committed to the Huskies. Scott Enyeart of SBNation, Rivals.com and Scout.com were among those reporting the news of the commit.
The 6-3, 205-pound O’Brien also had listed offers from the likes of Arizona State, Oregon, Cal and Washington State and is rated three stars by Scout.com and the No. 47 safety overall, and is also rated three stars by Rivals.com.
He is the fourth player to commit to UW since Saturday, all of whom attended the school’s Junior Day, and the sixth commit for the Class of 2013.
He is also the second player from Santa Margarita Catholic, joining center Dane Crane, who committed on Sunday, and one of four players from his school who visited UW over the weekend. The others were Crane, QB/athlete Johnny Stanton and offensive tackle Riley Sorenson.
All played for a Santa Margarita team that won the California Division I state title last year.
O’Brien made 92 tackles last year for Santa Margarita (full stats here).
He told Scout.com that UW is recruiting him as a strongside linebacker, a spot where the Huskies just moved former safety Nate Fellner. (EDIT — I had an earlier reference to him playing hockey, but turns out that’s a different kid with the same name).
Here’s some video of O’Brien:
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