Orr Stands Out at Tupelo Combine

121 college football hopefuls gathered on the campus of Tupelo High School for the 8th annual Steve Robertson Southeast Select Combine. One of the day's standouts was Aberdeen, Mississippi product Jerrick Orr. Orr took reps as most a receiver and defensive back and may have played more football than another skill position on the field.


"It felt good to come out here and have some competition," Orr said. "I wanted to come out here today and just compete against the best and show people what I could do."

Orr recorded a 4.59 in the 40 yard dash, a 4.35 in the short shuttle and a blistering 6.75 in the L cone drill, a solid day in every respect.

"I think I did pretty good today," Orr said. "In the one-on-ones, when I was at corner I didn't let a receiver get passed me. I didn't think anybody caught a ball on my all day."

Several schools have shown some level of interest in the talented Orr. A handful of those programs will get the chance to host him on their campuses this summer.

"I have been hearing a lot from Memphis, Arkansas State and Southern Miss," Orr said. "I need to go to Mississippi State and Ole Miss and run my 40s. I feel like once I do that, then they are going to offer me. I think I can get six or seven offers by the end of the summer.

"Monday I will be at Memphis, Wednesday I will be at Arkansas State, Thursday I am planning to go to Mississippi State for their camp and on June 17th, I am going to Southern Miss."

Orr is a player that should see his stock rise once he has a chance to work out this summer under the watchful eyes of college coaches.

"Everybody is saying that they want me to come to camp before they offer," Orr said. "I am just wanting a chance to show them what I can do. I want to go wherever they show the most love and where I have the chance to play early."


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