Scout Rating: ****
Scout Rank: 36
Hometown: (Giles County HS)
Projected position at OM: Cornerback
Accolades: HIGH SCHOOL: Selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... Rated a 4-star prospect by ESPN.com and Scout.com ... Member of the ESPN300, listed No. 273 overall ... Listed as the No. 22 safety in the nation by ESPN.com and the No. 36 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com ... Listed as the No. 10 overall prospect in Tennessee by ESPN.com and Scout.com ... Playing both ways, garnered first team Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State honors for all classifications and The Tennesseean All-Midstate honors, helping Giles County to the second round of the Class AAAA Playoffs ... On offense, hauled in 45 catches for 827 yards and 14 touchdowns ... On defense, totaled 69 tackles, three interceptions, five pass breakups, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal ... Holds the school record with 15 career interceptions, including nine as junior, when he helped lead Giles County to a 12-3 record and class AAAA runner-up finish ... Listed as the No. 6 player on The Tennessean's Dandy Dozen ... Participated in the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association East vs. West All-Star Classic ...Coached in high school by Walt Smith.
Recruiting Competition: Ordway is another Rebel signee who could have gone just about anywhere and was offered scholarships by over 20 major colleges. Name the elite football schools and most likely Cameron had an offer.
Giles County Coach Walt Smith: "Athletically, Cameron has the it factor. He holds the school record for career interceptions with 15 and last year, playing both ways for us, he scored 10 TDs from the wide receiver spot on receptions or jet sweeps. He had nine of those picks as a junior when we went to AAAA State Championship game. This year, nobody would throw at him, but he still got three interceptions. He's in the 4.4s in the 40, so the speed is there. He's got long arms and legs and can motor, but what I like are his ball skills. When the ball is in the air, he thinks it's his. He attacks the football. His ball skills are exceptional. Cameron has the speed and length to play with anyone. He only weighs about 170 pounds and he really needs to get to 180-185, I believe, to get on the field on that level, but as I said, the speed and length are there. It's just a matter of time before his body fills out and he makes a contribution to the team."
Scouting Report: Again, there’s that word – length. Ordway is another corner that is over 6-feet tall and that’s what the coaches at Ole Miss targeted. His speed is good, but what is most impressive about him is he is a ballhawk, as proven by his school record in interceptions in his career. He needs to put on weight and strength.
Coach Hugh Freeze Quote: “Like I said, we went after taller DBs and we landed who we wanted. I think Cameron has a chance to be outstanding. We loved everything about him and he’s a great kid to be around.”
Signee Spotlight: Cameron Ordway
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