Kareem Orr Discusses ASU Pledge

Going into today’s announcement Kareem Orr stated what he already knew for over two weeks now, and that is Arizona State would be his school of choice. The Chattanooga (Tenn.) cornerback talked to Devils Digest about the reasons that led him to his pledge.

The last official recruiting visit Kareem Orr took to any school, was to Arizona State on the week of January 16th, and his trip to Tempe sealed the deal for the one-time Louisville commit.

“I’m happy with my decision,” Orr said. “I was committed to them (ASU) way back during my official visit and I just kept it from the world. I committed on that Sunday on my official visit. What we really made me commit there were the players, because those are the guys you will be with for the next few years. Jordan Simone – that’s my dude right there. He’s a really good guy.

Ohio State was coming at me really hard, and I already been there a lot of times so it didn't matter that I didn't (officially) visit there. I've seen it a lot and even if I visited there I would still commit to Arizona State.”

Orr said that his versatility is one aspect that he will on display once he dons the maroon and gold.

“I’m going to be ready to play my freshman year,” Orr declared. “That is what Coach Graham was talking to me about all the time. I’m trying to model my game after Patrick Peterson because he’s a lockdown corner.”

Peterson’s playing field served as the stage for last night’s Patriots – Seahawks Super Bowl and naturally Orr took delight in the game deciding play, a goal-line interception by the Patriots’ Malcolm Butler.

"I thought that play was amazing,” Orr stated, “and Butler did exactly what he was coached to do, break when the ball breaks. That was perfect and I was happy to see the game won that way.”

The cornerback also visited Indiana and Oklahoma and as mentioned was recruited by Ohio State, as well as Clemson and Georgia.

Orr said that he scheduled to arrive on May 23rd following his high school graduation.

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