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Ohio sleeper has first offer

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Tucked away on the Western side of Ohio is one of the best players in the state that nobody is talking about. Meet Convoy (Ohio) Crestview receiver Briggs Orsbon. The 6-foot, 185-pound two-way star is a do-it-all player for his high school team, and he's already getting plenty of attention from the college coaches.
"In college, I want to play receiver, but right now I'm more of an athlete," Orsbon said.
"Coming from a smaller school, you kind of have to do everything. We had a lot of injuries on the team with seniors last year, so I got moved around to quarterback, running back and then we finally set me up for good at running back, and I broke the school's single game record with 377 yards and three touchdowns against Spencerville.
"I ended up breaking the single season record with right around 1,300 yards. I had just more than 2,000 all-purpose yards."
Orsbon said the experience of moving around has allowed him to work on his game in a number of different facets. He also plays safety on defense.
"I catch the ball well, and when I catch it, I have some pretty good moves," he said.
"Like the coaches like to say, I can get skinny and I'm hard to bring down. My freshman year I played mostly defense, and I had six interceptions. Then they changed the defense when we got a new defensive coordinator in there, and now I'm more of a strong safety type, and I don't do as much in pass coverage."
College coaches have been impressed enough to recruit him heavily. He already has an offer from Bowling Green and is getting plenty of attention from other schools.
"Bowling Green offered me a full right last week," he said. "I went up there for a visit and they offered me. I think Miami is going to be talking to me soon. I'm supposed to be going to Akron next week for a visit before I head over for the Elite Skills Camp in Cleveland. So far it's the MAC schools that have been talking the most about offering.
"But I'm definitely up for anything. My dream school, like everybody else around here, is Ohio State. But my goal has always been to play Division I football."
Duke and Purdue are two other teams that he's interested in. He took an unofficial visit to Duke last season and with his proximity to Indiana, the Boilermakers are also a good option for him to consider since location will be big for him.
"I'm pretty tight with my family," he said. "So that means location will be a big key for me. I'm also going to look at the offense. Bowling Green runs a spread offense, so that'd be great to get the ball a lot. I'm leaning toward majoring in business, so I know I could pretty much get that wherever I go."
And whichever teams gets Orsbon, they're going to be lucky, because he definitely sounds like a diamond in the rough worth digging out.
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