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Gators lead for Florida OL

Leon Orr is one of the top offensive line prospects in the state of Florida. Orr, 6-6 and 305 pounds, is from New Port Richey (Fla.) Gulf High School. For a big man Orr is a good athlete. He averaged 17 points and 19 rebounds for his basketball team. In football, he plays tight end. Last season he caught 18 passes for 380 yards and five scores.
"I like playing tight end but know I will be a tackle in college," Orr said. "Right now we are gearing up for seven-on-seven and I am lifting weights, working on my speed and balance. That's the thing with me, people look at me and think I can't run because of my size. But I can. My speed is my best asset.
"I know I will have a transition of tight end to tackle. But I look at it this way; I am on the outside anyway so I will just have to change my awareness a little bit. I need to be more cautious because I will be protecting the quarterback. I think it will be more mental than physical."
According to Orr he has scholarship offers from Florida, Florida Atlantic and Florida International. Right now he has one school favorite.
"I'm leaning towards to the Gators right now but we'll see what bigger schools offer down the road. I went to their junior day and saw their presentation. It was crazy and I fell in love with Florida. They have a great graduation rate and I want a degree under my belt if I don't make it to the league. I am about 80% sure I will go to UF. I just love the school, the coaches are nice and they are good coaches. Florida is very family orientated."
Orr says that Alabama, Georgia, Boston College, UCLA, Nebraska, USF, LSU, Miami, and Central Florida are recruiting him heavily but have not offered at this time.
Orr bench presses 315, squats 495, and power cleans 225.
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