PLAYER BREAKDOWN - GREG ORTON

We breakdown the ability of this top receiver prospect from Huber Heights Wayne. He follows a deep tradition for the Warriors in producing top receivers.

GREG ORTON

HIGH SCHOOL: HUBER HEIGHTS WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL

40 TIME: 4.5

2003 SEASON NUMBERS

53 RECEPTIONS 712 YARDS 10 TOUCHDOWNS


ACADEMICS

Greg is a very good student and doesn't look to have any problem in getting the numbers needed in the classroom.


HIGH SCHOOL POSITION: WIDE RECEIVER

COLLEGE POSITION: WIDE RECEIVER

COLLEGE PROSPECT LEVEL: D-I - This is an easy one to say he's a DI player. With great ability as a receiver look for many schools to make runs at Orton. With his height and athletic ability he's going to be one of the top receivers in the state.


FILM BREAKDOWN

Well this is one player that I have seen on film and in person. Having broadcasted every Wayne game in 2003 allowed me to see this player grow. But that didn't stop me from watching some film to make sure I didn't miss anything.

Don't be fooled, if you have seen that Greg Orton was taken advantage of during a game against Xenia by another top prospect Cedric Tolbert, its not fact. I was there in person and Greg had three catches in the first quarter and a half for about 20 yards. The weather conditions were very poor and QB play from Wayne wasn't the best. In fact half-time lasted for over an hour because of the weather and neither team was able to build a passing game because of it.

While Tolbert is a top player (he rushed for over 150 yards in this game) the Warriors looked to control the clock in a close game between the two teams. Passing wasn't a big factor the rest of the way and Orton didn't have his normal numbers. That didn't stop Greg from working on the other parts of his game and open some holes for his running backs.

What Greg does best is catch the ball in traffic. With great leaping ability he's able to go above smaller and even equal size players and get the ball. He has learned to run very good routes and I feel that will get even better this season. He's aggressive, very aggressive and that helps in getting off the line in tight coverage and making plays.

Greg shows above average speed and will clock a 4.5 40 time this summer while camping. He may even post a better time with his work this spring on the track team.

Greg gives Wayne a big play threat at any time. With his ability to run after the catch he's turned little hitch plays into big gains. Also the Warriors use Greg on reverses and that just opens the defense up for more holes to get through.

An area that Greg needs more work on is blocking. This is the case with most high school receivers because they are there to catch the ball not block. This past season saw him having to make this adjustment and before the season was over he showed great improvement. Knowing the type of coaching Greg is getting from his receivers coach, I'm sure his play will be even better in 2004. Plus with the rise of other receivers in the program teams will not be able to double on him as much.

Greg is already getting college offers with the latest being from Purdue University. Look for this list to keep growing while Greg becomes the hot name at Wayne in 2004. He is by far the Warriors top prospect with great work ethic on and off the field.

OPS will have a one-on-one with Greg very soon, Stay Tuned for this and breakdowns on many other players from Ohio.


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