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San Juan Hills High School quarterback Patrick O'Brien has committed to Nebraska. Photo: Steve Breazeale
San Juan Hills High School quarterback Patrick O’Brien has committed to Nebraska. Photo: Steve Breazeale

Compiled by Steve Breazeale

San Juan Hills High School’s sought after quarterback Patrick O’Brien has made his decision.

The rising prospect has committed to Nebraska, O’Brien announced on his Twitter earlier today.

O’Brien, who held five offers, went with the Huskers, who offered him first. The 6-foot-4-inch 218-pound quarterback also held offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Texas Tech and UNLV.

O’Brien burst onto the offseason circuit, garnering attention after earning QB MVP honors at the SoCal Opening Regional on March 8. He led his passing league team to wins at the 2015 Passing Down SoCal Regional and the IMG 7-on-7 event.

O’Brien had a solid junior season with the Stallions, leading them to a 4-7 overall record including a 1-3 run through the highly competitive South Coast League.

O’Brien displayed his versatility as a dual-threat quarterback in 2014, passing for 2,093 yards and rushing for 640 more. He completed 65 percent of his passes and threw 12 touchdowns to 11 interceptions, averaging just over 190 yards per game.

O’Brien was the team’s third leading rusher, averaging 4.55 yards per carry and a shade over 58 yards per game. He led the team with 13 rushing touchdowns.

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