Penn State is "Awesome"

Philadelphia has a history of turning out a number of solid college football prospects. The last few years the City of Brotherly Love has brought us Marquise Slocum, Steve Slaton, and John Maddox. This year Chris Lorditch is hoping to be the next to carry the torch.

Just outside of the city in Warminster, Pa., hails Archbishop Wood wide receiver Chris Lorditch. As one of the states top players Lorditch has received interest from a number of programs.

"I have been hearing from Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Connecticut, Maryland, Cincinnati, Rutgers, and Virginia," Lorditch said. "I'm going to junior day at Pitt on the 25th."

Penn State is another school that has sparked this talented athlete's interest.

"I went to camp up there last summer and I went to the PSU/Minnesota game," he said. "It was awesome. Being on that field, it was just a whole different atmosphere. I may camp there again, I'm also thinking about going to Notre Dame and possibly Pitt."

Last season as a junior, Lorditch caught 30 passes for 560 yards and six touchdowns. The versatile athlete also scored three times via punt return, and one touchdown each rushing and on a kick return. He was named the MVP of the Philadelphia Catholic League, he earned All-Catholic and second team All-State honors. Ironically, he earned a lot of his post-season honors as a kicker/punter.

"Yeah, I never could understand that one," laughed Lorditch. "I think the combination of my height, speed, and athleticism at wide receiver gives me an advantage. I think I could kick at the next level, but I'll do whatever."

The 6-foot-3, 180 pound, wide receiver is now working out and getting prepared for his combine and camp tour, which will include a stop at the All-American Combine at Rutgers University on April 23.

"Right now I'm working on my weight and strength, I've worked on my strength a lot."


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