Found January 25, 2013 on
Syracuse can scratch quarterback John O’Korn off its wish list. The Ft. Lauderdale (FL) signal caller has re-committed his pledge to Houston.
O’Korn tweeted Thursday night:
“It has been a truly amazing experience but my recruiting has come to an end and I am sticking to my commitment to the University of Houston!
I will not be taking any more visits but I want to thank every school who offered me an opportunity to play at the next level”
O’Korn was the first new offer by Scott Shafer after Doug Marrone left. Last week the Florida passer told The Fizz he was flattered by the opportunity with SU, but would have to wait to see who the new OC hire was. Unfortunately, it looks like the addition of George McDonald wasn’t enough to switch his verbal, despite his close ties to the Sunshine State.
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