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Orsbon getting plenty of attention

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Convoy (Ohio) Crestview receiver Briggs Orsbon used to be one of the best kept secrets in the Buckeye State. However, the 6-foot, 185-poudner has officially exploded and is now a well known name with the college coaches.
With scholarship offers from Air Force, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green and Toledo and heavy interest from several Big Ten schools, he's quickly becoming one of the hottest recruits in the Midwest.
"Purdue and Michigan State have been recruiting me the hardest," he said. "Michigan State came by the school, and I pretty excited about that. I'm not expecting an offer from them right away, but maybe at a summer camp or something."
Despite those schools showing attention, he's not sure which direction he'd be leaning toward now. He lists his top schools as Air Force, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Toledo, Miami University, Purdue, Michigan State and Western Michigan.
"I haven't really thought on who is at the top of my list right now," he said. "I have five offers so right now those are on top I'd say. I want to get to some camps over the summer and hopefully that will help me narrow it down. Then by the beginning of the season I'd like to have it down to a couple schools and then make a commitment."
Orsbon said there are things that will be important in his decision-making process.
"I don't want to get too far away from home," he said. "I'd say like 4 or 5 hours top. Luckily my location there's quite a few schools in the area that I can go to. I come from a community where everyone is an Ohio State fan. But I was never a big fan of anybody."
Orsbon played quarterback, running back and receiver and defense as a junior, and he said he's most likely going to go into college more as an athlete than anything.
"I'm not exactly set on the position I'm going to be playing whether it's running back, receiver or quarterback," he said. "But there's certain facets of my game I'd like to work on at each. At receiver, I'd really like to work on my blocking. At running back, I'd also like to work on my blocking and protecting the quarterback. Then at quarterback, just being able to read the defenses better.
"I would have to say that after I get the ball, my ability to run with and make moves. I can get skinny and get by guys."
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