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Posted On: 09/12/20 11:44 PM

2021 Cleveland defensive back Trey OrtegaTreyOrtega5'11" | DBCleveland | 2021StateNM holds nearly 20 offers from schools at every level ranging from FCS to NAIA.

Now he’s narrowed his choice to eight schools.

Ortega announced his Elite Eight earlier this week: Colgate, Columbia, Cornell, Delaware State, Fordham, Georgetown, Lamar and Lehigh. Most of those schools compete at the FCS level, and are considered elite educationally.

Two are Ivy League schools: Columbia and Cornell.

“Each of my top eight are schools where I can compete at a high level, and receive a world class education as well,” Ortega told Prep Redzone New Mexico. “My ultimate goal is to attend a school that I fit best in. Whether that’s Ivy League or not, we’ll see.”

Ortega acknowledges he is still hoping for a late offer from an FBS school. But he can’t wait forever with the early signing period looming in three months unless changed by the NCAA, which has forbidden official visits and face-to-face contact between college coaches and prospects since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March.

“I am still hoping for some FBS schools to offer but I am leaving that all up to God,” Ortega said. “As far as my time frame

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