He has been somewhat forgotten by fans, but Danny O’Brien is still on the hunt for his new school. As you all know, he now has the freedom to go anywhere he wishes to outside of the Atlantic Coastal Conference. He has made a little noise with his visits over the week, and now would be a good time to fill you in.
At the moment, there are basically four schools in the mix (that we know of). Vanderbilt, ‘Ole Miss, Penn State, and Wisconsin. His interest in our school and his connection to coach James Franklin has been well documented. Moreover, Vanderbilt actually has three open scholarships at the moment and two former quarterbacks (Josh Grady and Kris Kentera) have changed positions. So there is certainly some room for Danny O’Brien here. As for those other possibilities, he visited the Rebels on Tuesday. Hopefully that doesn’t happen. Also, he has been testing some Big Ten waters by visiting Penn Sate this past weekend and planning a trip to Wisconsin this upcoming weekend. His high school coach was quoted earlier this week as saying that O’Brien will “take three or four official visits” before making his decision. So, by the sounds of it, these four schools are basically it. Keep in mind that O’Brien’s former teammates Max Garcia and Mario Rowson could play into things.