In the Grand Canyon state of Arizona, just outside of Phoenix, the BYU Cougar football coaching…
Ortiz is a back to keep an eye on in 2012
"It's all been pretty crazy for me, but it's exciting that I will have a lot of options to select from when I'm ready to make my decision."
Ortiz uses his quickness and outstanding vision to make plays in space, something that his team allows him to do quite a bit out of their spread-based system.
"As a sophomore we were mainly a spread team, but this past year, we were multiple and we ran out of the pro-style sets a lot too," Ortiz said. "This year I will be playing a lot more out of the slot, so we'll do a lot more with me on sweeps and options and then running routes."
One player that Ortiz compared himself to was future Husky Kendyl Taylor who played at Hamilton (Chandler, Az.) High School.
"He played more receiver than I have, but with me in the slot more this year, I'd say that's probably a pretty good comparison," Ortiz said. "I just want to get the ball in my hands, I don't really care how that happens. I just want to help my team however I can."
Ortiz said he and his family have talked about taking some visits this spring to see some schools and Washington is a school that will be on that itinerary.
"I'm looking at going up there for some of their spring practices (in April)," Ortiz said. "The coaches have told me how great it is up there and what they are building, but since I haven't seen it, I'm not sure what it really is like."
We will have more on Ortiz in the coming weeks and months as things progress in the recruiting process.
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