After coming into the new year with just a couple of offers, Pulaski (Tenn.) Giles County cornerback Cameron Ordway has seen his recruiting go into overdrive. He's picked up offers from several of college football's power players and is just now beginning to get used to being a highly sought after recruit.
"At first it was crazy but now I'm used to it," he said. "I've just been talking to coaches and building relationships and taking it slow."
With a new emphasis on relationships, Ordway said a few schools are starting to distance themselves from the pack.
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"I talk to Purdue a lot, the same with Notre Dame and I talk to Tennessee almost every other day," he said. "I'm also talking to Florida State, Ole Miss and Ohio State quite a bit."
Last year the Irish reached into the Volunteer State to nab a commitment from Alex Bars and Ordway said it's not out of the question that he could do the same thing.
"They think I can come in and have a chance at early playing time," Ordway said. "They said I can compete for a starting spot depending on how fast I can learn the system."
Ordway said he is hoping to get to Notre Dame for a visit soon. With school still in session, his visits have been limited to the Southeast, with Alabama being the last school to get a trip.
"I went down there for A-Day and it was a great trip," Ordway said. "I enjoyed the atmosphere and the coaches were great. I got to meet the different commits and some other prospects and talk to a lot of the coaches so it was a great experience."
While Ordway was on campus Alabama added four commitments, but he said he's not afraid of competition and would welcome the chance to compete.
"I've been watching it and keeping up with it," Ordway said. "But it's Alabama, they're always going to have the best of the best. I'm paying closer attention to which defensive backs commit so I know what's going on at my position."
Tuscaloosa is less than three hours away from Ordway's hometown of Pulaski, Tenn. while South Bend is obviously much further. Ordway is split when it comes to how much of a role distance will play in his decision.
"I wouldn't say distance matters but at the same time it kind of will," Ordway said. "As long as I'm going to a school that can give me the best opportunity I don't think I will have to worry about it."
As far as a decision, Ordway is planning on cutting down his list soon.
"I'm thinking about narrowing it down to a top 10 or top five soon," he said. "Then I'll wait and take some visits and announce my decision toward the end of my season."