St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) quarterback John O’Korn verbally committed to UH Friday afternoon, bringing the Cougars 2013 recruiting total up to nine.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, O’Korn developed a strong bond with head coach Tony Levine and his staff upon visiting campus.
Scout.com ranks the quarterback 61st at his position nationally. Touted as a three-star QB, O’Korn even caught the eyes of the coaching staff of the defending national champion, Alabama Crimson Tide, following two visits to the Tuscaloosa campus.
With the most recent pickup, the Cougars have climbed to as high as No. 49 in recruiting polls — a feat worth mentioning with only nine recruits in. By comparison, Scout ranked UH’s 2012 recruiting class 57th in the country.
In total, six UH recruits hail from Texas, two from Louisiana and now O’Korn becomes the first from the state of Florida.