Orr Impressed With ECU

ECU left a lasting impression on 2015 Notre Dame (Chattanooga, TN) defensive back Kareem Orr when he visited for the spring game. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about it.

Plenty of schools are starting to pay attention to Kareem Orr from Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga, Tenn. The talented athlete, who sees most of his time at defensive back and wide receiver, is adding offers to his name fast.

Louisville, Duke, ECU, Appalachian State, Chattanooga, Furman, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State and Western Kentucky have all extended offers to Orr and more could be on the way.

Whether more offers are to come or not, Orr has enjoyed the recruiting process to this point.

"(Recruitment) has been a blessing and a fun process," said the 6-foot, 185-pound Orr. "The schools I've heard from most are Louisville, MTSU, ECU and Duke."

Orr's relationship with ECU started with a visit from defensive coordinator Rick Smith. The coach has been by his school to visit with him multiple times this spring. Orr mentioned he really appreciates the offer from Smith.

As far as his knowledge of the school, Orr made it out for a visit during the spring game on April 12. He enjoyed his time on campus and the coaching staff impressed him.

"(The visit) raised my interest a lot," said Orr. "I'll be honest I had low expectations going into it and was wrong. (ECU) has nice facilities and I liked the way the defensive backs flew around in the spring game. Also head coach Ruffin McNeill is a great guy."

Orr went on to say that ECU is a school he will stay in contact with and look into more.

For the summer Orr plans on traveling almost every weekend in June and July. He hasn't solidified his visits yet, but will attend camps at Tennessee, Ohio State and Vanderbilt. Orr will also be at the Nike Football Training Combine in Columbus, Ohio in June.

This offseason Orr will try to improve on his route running and looking the ball in on offense and he will focus on footwork on defense. Aside from those two things, Orr plans to spend a lot of time in the weight room.


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