2015 Season Countdown: #91 John O’Korn

2015 Season Countdown: #91 John O’Korn


May 31, 2015
Houston transfer quarterback John O’Korn (image via Nunes Magician)

Name: John O’Korn
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 220 lbs.
High school/college: Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas, University of Houston
Position: Quarterback
Class: Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: O’Korn played for Houston. He completed 90/173 passes (52%) for 951 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions.

You can find a commitment post for O’Korn here (LINK). Harbaugh and O’Korn showed some immediate mutual interest after Harbaugh was hired and O’Korn, who was displaced as the Cougars’ starter, decided to transfer.

As a non-graduate transfer without any kind of immediate waiver, O’Korn will have to sit out the 2015 season due to NCAA rules. Since he did not redshirt at Houston, this will count as his redshirt year and he will be eligible for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Naturally, a player guaranteed to redshirt is not particularly important to this squad except perhaps as a talented scout team player. He should compete for the starting job beyond this season.

Prediction: Redshirt

8 comments

  1. Comments: 21556
    May 31, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    I thought that this kid is the sleeper Harbaugh pickup so far. He kind of had the gunslinger thing going on, on his freshman video. Then he looks like he's standing there thinking on his sophomore video.

    I keep reading how Harbaugh simplifies the QB's reads. I'm thinking that will be a good thing for this kid.

  2. Comments: 21556
    DonAZ
    Jun 01, 2015 at 1:13 AM

    Yea! The countdown begins! 🙂

  3. Comments: 21556
    Anonymous
    Jun 01, 2015 at 1:39 AM

    I agree and doesn't that pic look andrew luckish….

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    Anonymous
    Jun 01, 2015 at 7:44 AM

    He has some real talent. The year to learn will help. He will be able to compete for the job next year. At the very least, he is a highly capable backup with real game experience that can be inserted into a game.

    • Comments: 21556
      Jun 01, 2015 at 3:21 PM

      Yep. At the very least, he provides capable competition. So when Rudock is gone, the other guys – Gentry, Malzone, etc. – can look at O'Korn and think, "This guy's the one who has won some college games so far. He's who I have to beat."

  5. Comments: 21556
    Jun 01, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    A note for everyone: I initially had O'Korn at #92 thanks to a numbering snafu. It has been changed to #91, but not because I reranked him or changed anything.

  6. Comments: 21556
    Lanknows
    Jun 01, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    NAILED IT! A guy with literally a zero percent chance of contributing deserves last place on the list.

    A+ beginning to the countdown Thunder.

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    Lanknows
    Jun 01, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    But…just to argue with myself for a minute. Perhaps a really good scout team QB is more valuable than your 5th string SAM or whatever…

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