Heels push hard for Ore

Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Va. boasts one of the top backs in the Atlantic Region in Brandon Ore. He has received heavy recruiting interest and says his five favorites are UNC, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Virginia Tech has offered and several other schools are recruiting him hard.

"North Carolina and Virginia Tech are recruiting me the hardest," Ore said. "Coach [Kenny] Browning called me up yesterday. I plan on going down to Chapel Hill to see the UNC and Virginia game (unofficial visit). I'll be paying attention to the atmosphere at the school and the coaching staff."

His high school coach, Elisha "Cadillac" Harris said he thinks more offers are on the way.

"When these teams see him play then I have to believe they will offer," Harris said. "He has three touchdowns already on a bad ankle. He had one long run called back due to a clip."

Ore has been slowed in the early part of the season with an ankle injury that has limited his number of carries. "I expect my number of carries to increase this week. My ankle has improved and we are playing the district champions, Western Branch."

The Indian River running back compares his running style to that of St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk.

"I am pretty good coming out of the backfield as well as running," Ore said.

He also plays free safety and outside linebacker on defense and some wide receiver, but all of the schools recruiting Ore want him as a running back.

He plans on taking his official visits later on in the season or possibly after the season.

"I will probably wait until signing day before I decide," Ore said.

Harris advised him to take his time and look at everyone. Ore says that distance is not a factor and his mother wants him to go to a school that will make him happy. He said he is looking for a school where he can play as a true freshman, and he wants to major in marketing.

BIO Brandon Ore
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
40-time: 4.4
BP: 320
Rushes thru 3 games: 35
Yards: 316
TDs: 3

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