When he was on campus during the month of June, De Soto (TX) outside linebacker Chris Orr loved everything about the University of Wisconsin – from the football facilities to Camp Randall Stadium to the campus – that he didn’t hesitate long to give the program his verbal commitment.
Returning three months later on his official visit, Orr has no doubt that Wisconsin is where he wants to play his college football.
“It was the best experience of my life,” Orr told BadgerNation. “I love the game of football and that is the best football experience I have ever had. NFL or college, that was really the best experience I have ever had. I would rate the visit no doubt a 10 out of 10. I loved it and it was the greatest experience of my life and I can’t wait to get back and start making big plays for Wisconsin.”
“I talked to just about every coach,” Orr added. “The main coach I talked to I would say was Coach Aranda. He talked to me about how I fit in the scheme. I was just anxious to what he was telling me to how I would fit into the scheme and be able to make a lot of plays and get the opportunity to play early.”
The 6-0, 190-pound defender is the No. 99 ranked outside linebacker in the nation and a three-star prospect by Scout.com. Orr said he got to see a lot and do a lot during his time in Madison and loved every second of it.
“I loved Madison,” said Orr. “It is a beautiful town. Everybody is friendly there and seems like a family-orientated town. You won’t meet anybody that will be rude to you and they are always looking to help you.”
Orr also got to connect with his future teammate in San Marcos (CA) offensive lineman Kevin Estes and create a relationship there.
“I talked to Kevin a lot,” he said. “We seemed to build a bit of a relationship.”
The De Soto football program is one of top high school powers in the nation, and Orr is one of its leaders on the defensive side of the ball, hoping to lead his team to the state championship game.
“Our season is going great,” said Orr. “We are 4-0 and I personally have been having a big senior season. I just want to keep it going and win a state championship. Obviously I want to play my last high school game in Cowboy Stadium and go out a winner. Our defense has been playing good all year and this might have been the best defensive start we have had in a long time. We have had a second half shutout almost every game.”