Posted On: 11/19/20 9:22 PM

The University of San Diego wasted no time making a quick impression upon 2021 Rio Rancho (NM) Cleveland defensive back Trey OrtegaTreyOrtega5'11" | DBCleveland | 2021StateNM.

Just over two months ago, Ortega named a top eight of Colgate, Columbia, Cornell, Delaware State, Fordham, Georgetown, Lamar and Lehigh. USD didn’t offer Ortega until Nov. 2.

However, USD’s blend of football and academic excellence, together with a beautiful campus (in 2019, The Princeton Review ranked the University of San Diego as the 6th Most Beautiful Campus in the US) located in one of America’s nicest cities and a top-notch coaching staff, proved too much for Ortega to turn down.

Wednesday, Ortega announced his commitment to USD in a slick video posted on social media.

"Through prayer and amazing support from my family, USD was the best choice for me because it has everything I’m looking for," Ortega told Prep Redzone New Mexico. "Elite football, great academics, beautiful campus, and an amazing coaching staff. I couldn’t be more excited to put on the Torero uniform next season!"

USD offered Ortega as a defensive back.

USD, which has a total enrollment of about 9,000 students, competes at the FCS level in the far-flung Pioneer League, which

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