Orth hopes to play D-1 ball again

After signing with Wyoming and spending two years with the Cowboys, current Eastern Arizona DE Corey Orth (6-5, 263) decided to get a fresh start once a new coaching staff was brought in. Now, after a solid season with the Gila Monsters so far, he's hoping for another opportunity...

"When coach (Dave) Christiansen and his staff came in, it just wasn't a good fit for me anymore," Orth admitted to JCFootball.com. "I knew about Eastern Arizona and that they had a good program here where guys got out and into a D-1 program so I decided to come here and see about starting over."

Orth, playing the left defensive end position this year, has been solid, posting 32 tackles and six sacks in eight games.

"We usually don't switch from strongside to weakside, we just stay on one side," Orth noted. "So on one play you might be over the tight end and another play you might be on the open side, so you have to be good at both."

In addition to his solid Football I.Q., Orth also has outstanding strength and athleticism posting a 360 pound bench press, a 355 pound power-clean and a 4.7 forty time.

He's still waiting for recruiting to pick up, but schools from the WAC, Mountian West and the Sun Belt have all sent letters since the beginning of the season.

"I'll go anywhere to play, I just want to find a good opportunity where I can play and go to school," Orth said.

As far as qualifying, Orth will be eligible to leave in December and he will have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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