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National Signing Day 2015: LB Chris Orr signs with Wisconsin

For National Signing Day we are profiling each recruit that signs with Wisconsin, including LB Chris Orr from DeSoto, Texas. Stay tuned to B5Q all week for more coverage of Badger football's 2015 class.

Class Position Height Weight
2015 LB 6'0 215 lbs.
School Composite Ranking
DeSoto (TX) 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit No. 71 ILB

Chris Orr gives Wisconsin help at inside linebacker, where it is likely to cycle in a few faces in 2015. Derek Landisch and the Trotter brothers have graduated, meaning a whole bunch of opportunity is opening up to some younger players. It remains to be seen whether Orr will compete early, but the DeSoto, Texas, prospect is certainly a signee to be excited about.

Rankings

Rivals3-star recruit3-star recruit

ESPN: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit; Grade: 74; No. 99 OLB; No. 227 Regional; No. 184 Texas

247: 3 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit; Grade: 80; No. 71 ILB; No. 229 Texas

Scout3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit; No. 101 OLB; No. 19 Regional OLB; No. 17 Texas OLB

Verbally committed June 14, 2014

Orr committed last June as the Badgers' 10th commit for 2015 and the fourth in June. Wisconsin was Orr's highest-profile offer, in addition to Arkansas, Kansas, Nevada and North Texas. Baylor, Missouri, TCU and Texas also showed interest at various times.

At the time of Orr's commitment, the Badgers had two other commits from Texas in South Oak Cliff defensive backs Takadrae Williams and X'zavien Ausborne. Both later decommitted from UW in January, but at the time, they were Wisconsin's first commitments from Texas in six years.

Video highlights

Statistics

Senior: 183 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 2 defensive TDs

Junior: 172 tackles, 8 forced fumbles, 3 fumble receoveries

Total HS: 374 tackles, 13 forced fumbles, 3 defensive TDs

Awards

Senior: Honorable mention all-state by Associated Press; first-team all-district; DeSoto team MVP

Junior: First-team all-district