Ortmann Not Naming Favorites

One of Wake Forest's top offensive line targets continues to receive a lot of interest from Division I schools. But Mark Ortmann would just as soon wait until after his senior season has concluded to start thinking about recruiting.

It's probably just as well, since Houston Klein is in playoff contention with a 4-2 overall record and 2-1 mark in District 16-5A. "I've got scholarship offers from Iowa State, Utah, Texas A&M, Colorado, Purdue, Northwestern, Kansas, Duke, and Wake Forest," said Ortmann, a 6-foot-6, 270-pounder with 5.0 speed. "I don't really have any favorites at the moment. I want to take my visits and see how where it goes from there. I'm going to wait until the season's over to take those visits." Ortmann says Division I coaches like him for his feet and speed. While he has five catches for 92 yards playing primarily at tight end, Ortmann is projected to move inside to left tackle. "They think I'm very athletic for my size," he said. "That's one of the things that attract scouts to me. They like that I can run downfield and make blocks on safeties." The Houston Klein offensive lineman attended summer camps at Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, and Texas, while tripping unofficially to Northwestern in the offseason.

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