- Aug 26, 2011
IIRC Orton was a big recruit. He was a 95 or so on ESPN, very good rating. It's not like Cal turned him into a first rounder. The kid played 5 mpg for crying out loudForgot about him. Good point... Lotta talk about the kids that panned out, not so much for a guy like Orton. However, if you are a recruit, Cal can show that he took a kid like Orton, who wouldn't have gotten drafted and turned him into a first rounder, despite the fact he wasn't worth it. That should only heighten his leverage with perspective players.