Joey O'Connor's new landing place has a heck of a view. - Doug Pensinger
The former Ohio State guard is transferring to be closer to home.
After departing the Ohio State football program citing culture shock, former Penn State commit turned Ohio State state signee Joey O'Connor has found a landing place. The former Buckeye offensive lineman (and member of Urban Meyer's inaugural signing class in Columbus) will transfer to Colorado State. The Mountain West school, led by former Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, is coming off a 4-8 (3-5 in the league) season in McElwain's first as a head coach.
Colorado State is located in Fort Collins, CO and is just around 30 minutes from where O'Connor grew up in Windsor. O'Connor never quite took to life in Columbus and didn't find himself in the mix during his first and only season as a Buckeye. While he'll have to sit out a year due to NCAA regulations, O'Connor is expected to have three years of eligibility remaining as a Ram.
We wish the former three/four-star guard O'Connor the best with the next chapter of his football playing (and personal) life. Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye.