The numbers don't lie. Through three games, Convoy (Ohio) Crestview three-star receiver Briggs Orsbon has proved why he's one of the best players in the Midwest.
Ranked as the No. 35 player in Ohio and the No. 86 receiver in the nation by Rivals.com, Orsbon has put up monster stats to start off his senior season. The 6-foot, 178-pounder had 463 yards rushing with eight scores in his first three games. He also had 282 yards passing from the quarterback spot. On defense, he racked up 27 tackles and two interceptions.
"I think I'm learning the quarterback spot and getting better," Orsbon said. "I guess that's all you can do. We're definitely more run than pass, but I try to get the ball to the receivers when I can."
With numbers like that, Orsbon has been a popular man with the college coaches.
"Actually I just got off the phone with Ball State, Ohio and Purdue before this call," he said.
"They were just trying to set up visits and stuff like that. I have one official visit set up and the rest are just unofficial. I'm taking an official to Ball State for the game against Central Michigan on Oct. 6th. Next weekend I'm going to Akron. Then the 29th of September I'm going to Purdue. I'm going to Bowling Green Oct. 27th."
With scholarship offers from Air Force, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green and others, Orsbon said he's not in a rush to make a decision.
"I haven't officially narrowed it down, but I'm looking strongly at Ball State, Akron, Bowling Green and then a couple of the Big 10 schools that I'm on the brink of maybe getting an offer from," he said.
Most in his position would probably hold out for the Big Ten programs, but Orsbon said he's not sure what he will do.
"I've thought about it, but it has two different angles," he said. "Obviously it would be a great experience to play in the Big Ten, but then again maybe not much playing time. So I'm definitely going to think about and they'll be at the top of my list, but it's not going to be an automatic.
"I'm not too worried about it. I kind of want to see if I can get some Big Ten offers, but I'd like to narrow it down by like mid-November going into December."