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Posted On: 09/3/20 8:14 PM

Nobody – player, coach or administrator - connected with New Mexico high school football had a better August than 2021 Cleveland (Rio Rancho) Storm defensive back Trey OrtegaTreyOrtega5'11" | DBCleveland | 2021StateNM.

Ortega, hoping to help lead Cleveland to back-to-back state championships in the spring, concluded the month with 18 offers, some of them from Ivy League institutions. He added seven offers in August.

“Trey constantly gets it done on the classroom,” Cleveland head coach Heath Ridenour told Prep Redzone Mexico. “That has been one of his biggest selling points.”

Approaching 20 offers, Ortega is generating serious consideration from colleges at a heightened rate rarely seen in New Mexico. He combines football acumen with lofty academic achievement.

“Trey has advocated for himself and his future,” Ridenour said. “He wants to go to an Ivy League school. His dad went to an Ivy League school. He reached out and sold himself. So many players can learn from what Trey did. He’s getting offers from schools that don’t recruit New Mexico too often. That’s a compliment to him.”

Last season, Ortega played a number of positions for Cleveland. He filled in at quarterback when starter Jeff DavisonJeffDavison5'11" | QBCleveland | 2021StateNM was sidelined for several weeks

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