Orosz Excited To Be A Bronco

At 5-11 and 185 pounds running back Mark Orosz is blessed with game breaking speed and enjoyed one of the most successful season of any New Jersey prep player in 2003. He committed early to the Broncos and we spoke with him about his decision.

With offers from Syracuse, Rutgers, Rice, Delaware and Western Michigan Orosz knew early on where he wanted to play his college ball.

"Western Michigan is where I wanted to go from the beginning," he said. "My sister is in Lansing (Michigan State) so I wanted to be at Western to be close to her."

Being hosted by Ryan Cubit, it did not take long for Orosz to make up his mind while on his official visit.

"I knew I liked Western but the visit was just to make sure," he said. "The facilities were great and the people around campus seemed very nice. It was very impressive overall."

Orosz was impressed with Waldo Stadium in addition to the indoor facilities.

"It is a large stadium and I think it is a great opportunity for me to go and play there," he added.

Orosz comes to WMU with high accolades at the prep level. He ended this past season as 4th all-time in school history in rushing, 3rd all-time in single season rushing, South Jersey Player of the Year, Burlington Country Player of the Year and invited to the New Jersey North/South all-star game this summer. He was also named 1st team All-State. Quite a productive year and career!

Orosz holds high hopes that he can contribute early in his college career.

"I hope I can play early," he said. "What I'd like to do is at least make the travel team and return kicks and punts if I can."

Orosz plans to major in Criminal Justice and minor in Business and is very close to being a full academic qualifier.

"I just need to finish English 4 and I'm doing fine there so I'll be all set," he added.

For a time it got interesting for Orosz as some prominent schools came calling but he held to his verbal pledge to the Broncos.

"Some schools wanted me to visit like Kansas State, Minnesota and Oregon but I agreed not to visit another school when I verballed and I wanted to stick with that," said Orosz.

Orosz says he is currently undecided whether he will arrive in the summer to work out with the team or if he will wait until fall camp to report.

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