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Texas camper Orr plays beyond his age

6/4/2012

It’s not too often that sophomores get invited to Texas’ first camp. That’s normally reserved for the second camp, which will happen on June 10.

But DeSoto (Texas) safety Nick Orr was one of the select few 2014 prospects that got invited to the camp, and he realizes what an honor that is.

“Oh yeah, I understand that,” he said. “They just want you to be physical and to love football.”

Orr has adopted a physical nature in his two years as the starting safety for the Eagles, who just had two players enroll to begin their careers on Texas’ football team. The 5-foot-9, 160-pounder showed off his skills in various segments of the camp.

“I enjoyed myself real well,” he said. “I think I did good today. They were impressed with my footwork.”

Orr, who said he ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, did not have a ball caught against him in the first go-round of 1-on-1s. He only had two passes caught on him in five attempts the second time and he came away feeling good about his performance.

“They told my coach for me to keep working hard and that I had a bright future ahead of me,” he said. “All the drills we did there we already do at DeSoto so I was able to do pretty well in those.”

Orr is a player Texas will evaluate more in the fall as it tries to figure out which of the state’s stacked 2014 secondary class to offer. If the Longhorns don’t come calling he is sure to have other options.

Orr said he was going to camp at North Texas later this week where his brother, Zach Orr, is heading into his junior season as a linebacker.