November 8, 2010
Orr hopes to play wideout in college
Finding a school that will let him play wide receiver is a priority for Ocoee (Fla.) athlete Trenier Orr. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder plays wide receiver, but is also being asked to consider playing defensive back in college.
Orr runs a 40-yard dash between 4.4 and 4.5 seconds and holds scholarship offers from Eastern Michigan, Colorado State and Illinois. He said he has also been hearing regularly from Cincinnati after a season that saw him break several receiving records.
"We had a terrible season this year, but I did pretty good," Orr said. "I had almost 700 receiving yards. I broke a lot of school records - most receiving yards. Me and the other receiver had over 100 receiving yards in one game and I broke school records for touchdowns and receptions."
Orr plans on taking visits to Colorado State, Eastern Michigan, Cincinnati and Illinois in December and January. The Colorado State Rams have Orr's attention as well as a former high school teammate - Nordly Capi - on their roster. Orr said he likes the Rams, but is waiting to find out if he could play wideout in Fort Collins.
"Coach (Pat) Meyer and I talk every once-in-a-while," Orr said. "I really wanted them to offer me as a receiver. I want to talk to Coach Meyer about that. They want me to play cornerback. I feel my strongest position is receiver. I am going to talk to him about that."
Thanks to a good season and the fact they are offering him as a receiver, the Illinois Fighting Illini and offensive coordinator Paul Petrino are high on Orr's radar.
"They get me excited a lot," Orr said. "They actually want me for receiver. I have a lot of interest in them."
Orr added that he likes Eastern Michigan for the fact he gets along well with their coaches. Cincinnati has sent him video on the city and the football program and he liked each. He said his recruiting coach at Cincinnati is checking to see if they will let him play receiver there too.
He said while coaching and finding his favorite position available are important, but not the sole decision-making criteria.
"Education will play a big role too," Orr said. "As of now, I really don't know what I want to major in, but if I had to choose right now, it would probably be something like Business Management."
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