Highland QB Orsagh Leads KJCCC

Highland (Kansas) CC quarterback Billy Bob Orsagh (6-1, 180), thought he had everything taken care of when he signed with Millsaps College in the early part of 2005.

After starting some during his freshman year at the D-III school in Jackson, Miss., Orsagh decided to follow Keith Majors, the new head coach at Highland and the former recruiting coordinator at Millsaps, to the junior college circuit.

Now, Orsagh is making the decision to move from the land of the NCAA to the land of the JC look like a good one.

"I haven't gotten any offers yet, but I'm getting letters from New Mexico, Southern Miss, Illinois, Idaho, Utah and Stanford," said Orsagh.  "Stanford has been calling and is very interested."

An all-state performer out of Eastland High, Orsagh didn't have any looks from D-I programs following his senior year.

"I was a little undersized, but still athletic," said Orsagh.

So he signed with Millsaps, and started in five games before a leg injury sidelined him for the year.  In the time he was the quarterback, he threw for 900 yards.

But when Majors made the move from assistant to head coach, he left with him, preserving his eligibility and getting a chance to play immediately, all while having another shot at a D-I scholarship.

Now, it could be paying off.

"I could see myself going there (to Stanford)," said Orsagh.  "I've been talking with the head coach about visiting some time.  I'd liked to be somewhere in time for spring ball.  I'd like to commit as soon as possible."

On the year, Orsagh has thrown for 1,500 yards and nine touchdowns in six games.  He's second in the nation in total offense and passing offense.

"We're 2-4, but we very easily could have been 5-1.  We lost our last three by a touchdown, touchdown and four points."

Orsagh said he will graduate in December and was in excellent shape academically, holding a 3.5.  Out of high school, he had a 3.6 GPA and scored a 1050 on the SAT.

 


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