Huber Heights Wayne wide receiver Greg Orton is moving up the charts of top juniors in the Buckeye state. This talented 6'4 junior just finished having a great season in a loss to Cincinnati Moeller during first round play of the Division I Region 4 Ohio playoffs.
Greg finished the Warriors regular season with 712 receiving yards on 53 receptions for an average of 13.43 yards a catch. Add in 30 yards on kickoff returns, 43 yards on punt returns and 69 rushing yards for this all-around athlete and you see why he's considered a giant weapon for the Wayne Warriors. Greg also scored 9 touchdowns receiving this season.
On Saturday night Orton saw double and triple team coverage and still had a big game. Moeller Head Coach Bob Crable spoke highly of Orton and how hard it was for his team to keep him in tact. Coach Crable told OPS "That #1 kid, Orton is something special. We knew he was going to be hard to control and he showed why he's a great athlete and a top receiver tonight" On the night Orton has some great leaping catches and took a pass in stride for what was at that time the go ahead score in the fourth quarter.
Greg's team gave up the lead with 12 seconds left in the game and saw an end to their season. While Greg was upset about his teams lost, he was also very excited about receiving his first college offer during the week. The University of Iowa sent Greg his first college offer. In talking with Wayne Head Coach Jay Minton he confirmed that the offer was made and the Warriors look to have another top recruit for next season.