With good size and impressive speed, Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne wide receiver Greg Orton is quickly becoming a highly-coveted recruit for many top national programs.
Orton, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 190 pounds, has been steadily receiving offers for some time now, but has limited his list of top schools to seven without having a clear cut leader.
The schools that remain of interest to Orton are Purdue, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Iowa, Michigan State, Louisville, and Tennessee.
Orton has already made visits to Purdue, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and Michigan State and he was impressed with what each school had to offer. This summer he recently attended a camp at Pittsburgh and he also plans on attending a camp at Purdue. Although he doesn’t have a favorite at this point, Purdue and Pittsburgh are certainly in the running for his services.
“Purdue’s a school that has a strong academic side and I like that,” said Orton. “They have a great group of coaches there and they’ve been to seven bowl games in the past seven years, that’s impressive. I know I can really help the team in their system.”
Orton, who has visited Pittsburgh on a couple of occasions, likes what he sees from the panthers.
“Pittsburgh’s facilities are first class; the best I’ve ever seen. They run a nice offense there, and they’ve produced successful receivers over the years.”
Orton, for the time being, is carefully evaluating each school and is reluctant to come to a quick judgment on the issue. He expects to make his decision somewhere around the mid-point of his senior football campaign. Orton has set his sights on committing to a school with a high standard for academics and where he’ll have a chance to play as early as his freshman year.
Orton, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, caught 59 passes last season for a total of 782 yards and 11 touchdowns.