published Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Kareem Orr commits to University of Louisville

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    Notre Dame defensive back Kareem Orr is already being recruited by Ohio State, Tennessee, Duke, Northwestern, Cincinnati and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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Notre Dame all-state athlete Kareem Orr has verbally committed to sign a football scholarship with the University of Louisville. The 6-foot, 190-pound Orr is a two-way star at Notre Dame and could play either defensive back or receiver in college.

“I just really felt comfortable with their coaches and the way they've recruited me from early on so the 'Ville is the place for me,” said Orr, who visited the campus last weekend. “I've had it in mind to go ahead and commit to get it over with before my senior season gets started, so I just decided this was the right time.

“They said I would get on the field somewhere early, but they're not sure if it'll be on offense or defense. It really doesn't matter which side of the ball I play, I'm just excited to be a part of their program.”

Orr chose the Cardinals over 14 other scholarship offers, including Cincinnati, Duke, East Carolina, Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Last season he accumulated 1,724 all-purpose yards with 15 touchdowns and also intercepted five passes, returning two for scores.

Contact Stephen Hargis at or 423-757-6293.

about Stephen Hargis...

Stephen has covered local sports in the tri-state area for more than 24 years, having been with the Times Free Press since its inception, and has been an assistant sports editor since 2005. Stephen is among the most decorated writers in the TFP’s newsroom, winning numerous state, regional and national writing awards, including seven in 2013 and a combined 12 in the last two years. He was named one of the top 10 sports writers ...

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