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2005 '05 OH WR Greg Orton (Purdue signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by Buckskin86, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

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    Huber Heights (OH)
    Wayne- same school as Marcus Freeman, John Hollins and Will Allen
    Wide Receiver

    Height: 6-foot-4
    Weight: 190 pounds
    40-yard dash: 4.4 seconds
    Stats: 53 catches for 712 yds and 9 TD's plus 30 yards on kickoff returns, 43 yards on punt returns and 69 rushing yards

    Schools in the Running: Michigan State, Ohio State, Iowa, Tennessee
    Offers: Iowa and BGSU

    Greg visited tOSU last fall for the NCST game and have to be considered the favorite. He is also a good BBall player.

    considered a top 4 WR in Ohio (MM, Hartline, Robiske and Orton)
  2. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    just one pic from his soph. year to add.

    no film or write up on him though as he didn't catch a ball that game. oh well.

    here is the pic.

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  3. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Greg will be attending tOSU Nike. He attended tOSU, Cincy and VA junior days.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2004
  4. osubux11

    osubux11 Newbie

    just adding another pic

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  5. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    according to Insiders Greg just received an offer from Purdue- he also has an offer from Iowa
  6. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    I just watched his film, and have the following comments: Greg has great hands and uses his size (6'4") well; uses his body to cut off the defender from the ball. Claims a 4.49 forty, but doesn't seem that fast (it wasn't a Nike time). He goes after the ball well, and gets it, but doesn't do much with it after the catch (i.e., speed, power, and elusivity are not special). A classic possession receiver (not necessarily a bad thing). Could be worthy of an offer.

    He has offers from Michigan State, Iowa, Purdue, and Cincinnati.
  7. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

  8. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator


    He is up to 15 schollie offers and the article says he is favoring Pitt- no mention of tOSU as a favorite- but he will be at tOSU camp
  9. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Oh, please - Larry Fitzgerald (who hasn't played a down yet), and who else?
  10. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Antonio Bryant is the only other one I can think of off hand.
  11. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    In a new article from, Orton expresses interest in Pitt and a number of other schools; OSU isn't actively recruiting him at the present time. on Greg Orton (6/29/04)
  12. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    Theres an update on Rivals about Orton but I don't have premium information. Has anyone seen this kid play? Is he a potential buckeye?
  13. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Rivals Premium

    Orton mentioned the coaches have been in touch and wanted him to camp last weekend but he had to attend his grandmother's birthday party. He wants an OSU offer but he's being patient. He's also been talking with Marcus Freeman about the recruiting process.

    I like Orton. I've seen a little of him on film and he has nice size, decent speed but he's no burner, and good hands. Obviously the staff has a few guys rated higher(Lymon, Amos, Sledge, to name a few) but there is interest, according to the latest update. They want to see how Orton does this fall. If things fall through with some of these other kids Orton may be a candidate for a late offer. He seems to be willing to wait, at this point.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2004
  14. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    Thank you for the update. He sounds like a solid player.
  15. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Thanks for the update, Nutty. I like Orton as well, and hope that he gets an offer (although he is in a log jam, and there are a few guys ahead of him). Although he apparently has good speed, he plays more like a possession receiver, which isn't all bad (plenty of WR's have made a career out of catching 7-yard outs on third down).

    I'm glad that Orton is letting the recruiting process play itself out. Some guys panic or get ticked when they don't have an OSU offer in June, and commit to the first team that calls them up. Let's hope that he plays his way into scarlet and gray.

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