Four-Star OLB Alston Orji Talks Football

Outside linebacker Alston Orji has the world by the tail. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound backer checks in from Rockwall (Texas) The four-star defensive standout is one of the top players in the state of Texas for the class of 2018.

Inside the Numbers


Class 2018


Outside Linebacker

Rockwall (Texas)

Rockwall High School

6-foot-2, 215-pounds

Scout Overall Rank No 49

Midland OLB Rank No 1

Texas OLB Rank No 1


Recruiting fans will have a hard time finding a better player and person than 2018 outside linebacker Alston Orji.  The four-star standout feels blessed to be in the position he is in.


“It's amazing to see my sophomore year rap up the way it did,” Alston Orji said.  “Not many sophomores are blessed to have the opportunity to play the sport they love and get an education for free, and I'm thankful for it.” 


Orji holds offers from Arkansas Razorbacks, Baylor Bears, Nebraska Huskers, Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas Longhorns to name a few.


“I honestly love all my offers,” Orji said.  “I'm just blessed to have all the offers I have. I don't have a favorite as the best fit for me, but I am aware of which colleges are doing well in education and on the field.”


Orji understands the opportunity he has before him


“Getting exposure from recruiting will give me the opportunity to have many different people analyze my game and help me to improve it which is what it's all about at the end of the day: how well I can play football,” Orji said. 


Orji will work with his Rockwall teammates, but is unsure about future visits.


“I do have school 7on7 league play Tuesday nights but other than that and workouts I have no other plans,” Orji said.


Orji has taken notice of the job Charlie Strong and his staff are doing.


“Charlie Strong is doing well with the Longhorns, and I do believe they will be one of the great teams there are in CFB,” Orji said.


As far as the talented linebacker attending Under the Lights, that is up in the air.


“I can’t make the decision right now to go to UTL, but I will talk with my parents when I get back in the country and see,” Orji said. 


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