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June 22, 2011

Four-star picks up Gator offer

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Though offers have been pouring in from across the country for quite some time now, Flint (Mich.) Powers Catholic defensive tackle Danny O'Brien added yet another feather to his cap when he picked up a big SEC offer last week.

"Florida called and offered me a scholarship," said O'Brien. "Coach Bryant [Young] just called and said that I had an offer from Florida and that I was great player," O'Brien said.

The Florida staff has had nothing but good things to say about the 6-foot-2, 293 pound O'Brien.

"Coach Bryant says he loves the way I play and that I'm a good person and he wants me down there."

The Rivals250 member, who plans to cut down his list in order to have a top six by July, says a few programs are recruiting him the hardest right now.

"Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, and Iowa are hard after me right now."

O'Brien talked about a few of the programs and what it is he likes about them.

Alabama: "They have great tradition and a great staff. I love Coach Saban. I mean look at his resume. They also are always in contention and produce a ton of NFL players. Plus they are in the SEC."

Florida: "They are recruiting me to play the nose tackle position in the 3-4. Also I love Coach Young. I mean what a great person to learn from. He has tons of experience and accomplishments at the next level. It would be a great opportunity to learn from him. And the SEC again."

Tennessee: "They were my first offer and I have the best relationship with their coaches. I'm very comfortable with their coaches. I fit in very well with there defense."

Michigan: "They are my hometown school. Great staff and great defense. They also are putting together a great recruiting class some of my best friends are in the class too."

O'Brien says he will make a decision after the season and he says he is sure of one thing that will not go into his decision.

"Being the hometown team will not make Michigan my favorite I will pick the school that best fits me."
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