|DeSoto (TX)||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.
ESPN: ; Grade: 74; No. 99 OLB; No. 227 Regional; No. 184 Texas
247: 3 ; Grade: 80; No. 71 ILB; No. 229 Texas
Scout: ; 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.
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
Senior: Honorable mention all-state by Associated Press; first-team all-district; DeSoto team MVP
Junior: First-team all-district