Orth on the Map after Oakland Performance
James Orth
James Orth
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Posted Jun 17, 2008


Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic WR James Orth caught 27 balls last season for a run-oriented team that lost in the state title game. With a new coach, the offense is expected to feature a stronger vertical game. Orth showed Saturday at the UA/Scout.com Combine that he is one of the top WR in the state. He has one offer in the bag, but he tells BB.C he would like to hear from Fresno State…

James Orth (6-3, 190) is the epitome of toughness. He dislocated his finger on the first play of one-on-ones. Instead of sitting on the sidelines “injured”, he taped it up and went back out to compete. In all, his testing combined with his great performance in one-on-ones made him one of the top performers in Oakland.

San Jose State offered the Central California WR last week at their camp. His father, Dave Orth, told BB.C that he wanted to get James to the Fresno State camp as well, but they fell on the same weekend.

Orth ran a 4.56 forty in Oakland to the surprise of many save himself. Considering his height, some schools might consider the WR/S as a TE or even a LB or DE. However, he showed on Saturday he has the route-running, hands, and speed to be a solid college receiver.

He talked with BB.C following the combine…

James Orth UA/Scout.com Combine Interview -- Watch Video

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