O'Korn Reacts to UW Changes

O'Korn Reacts to UW Changes

In 24 hours, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas quarterback and Houston commit John O'Korn led his team to a dominating victory in the Florida Class 7A state championship, and then had his lead recruiter at Wisconsin - Charlie Partridge - take a new job.

MADISON - Fresh off leading Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas to a Florida Class 7A State Championship victory, senior quarterback John O'Korn was on cloud nine.

O'Korn – a University of Houston commit - threw for 339 yards, rushed for 95 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, as his 434 yards of total offense were 209 more than vanquished opponent, Tallahassee Lincoln, had for the entire game.

Rated the No.61 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, O'Korn got renewed interest from Wisconsin and a scholarship offer in early November, being courted by then-head coach Bret Bielema, then-offensive coordinator Matt Canada and then-defensive line coach Charlie Partridge.

But with all three coaches no longer a part of the program next season, how does that impact O'Korn's relationship with Wisconsin?

"With Wisconsin, I will have to see who comes in," O'Korn told Badger Nation. "Depending on who comes in as head coach, I may or may not come in and don't know if I still have an offer. I just have to let everything fall into place and take it from there."

With recruiting going like a roller coaster, the playoff run he lead his team to was just pure smooth sailing.

"It was a lot of fun going out on top winning a state championship my senior year," O'Korn said. "I will never forget it. I mean moving to Florida, I have accomplished everything that I set out to do. Just moving here has really been just picture perfect.

"The last 24 hours, I have been celebrating with my teammates. I am really not worrying about recruiting right now. By the time January comes around, things will fall into place and I will be able to take a good look at things."

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