Bruins Keeping Eye on Edison DB

Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison defensive back Davion Orphey is familiar with the UCLA program, with two of his teammates headed to play in Westwood and he's got interest in the Bruins...

Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison cornerback Davion Orphey was a key part of the Chargers run to the CIF-SS Pac-5 finals last year, playing both ways for Edison, and helping them to a 13-1 season.

Orphey is one of the more versatile players in the Southland, playing both running back and defensive back, and he's eager to land his first offer.

"I'm getting a lot of early interest from Boise State and UCLA and I like USC and Washington, they're an up-and-coming program," said Orphey. "I like mostly Pac-10 schools. I'm hopefully getting some offers this month."

Boise State has long recruited well at Edison, and head coach Dave White's son, Hunter, is currently with the Broncos.

"I have a lot of interest in Boise State," said Orphey. "Coach White's son works out with us and he's telling me about the program and it's a great program."

UCLA is another school that has recruited Edison well, with recent signee Jordan Zumwalt the most recent Charger to ink with the Bruins, and a good friend of Orphey.

"Jordan and Luke Gane (a walk-on) are both going there and I like UCLA a lot," said Orphey. "I was invited to their spring practice."

Orphey has also heard from Nebraska and Notre Dame and may get out to those two schools during the spring.

The 6-1, 190-pound Orphey said he'd like to take some time in the recruiting process and see what his options are before he makes a decision.

The other decision will be what position he'll play in college.

"I want to play safety or running back, and I feel most comfortable at running back, but I'm playing corner this year, so there or safety will probably be where I play," said Orphey.

Last fall, Orphey had 58 receptions for 603 yards and eight touchdowns, caught 17 passes for 301 yards and a touchdown and had 45 tackles with six breakups defensively.

Academically, he has a 2.8 GPA with plans to take the SAT in the spring.


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