October 23, 2008

Video: Rivals100 Charles Impresses

Orson Charles has done everything expected of him and more this fall. He burst onto the scene last spring and has lived up to all expectations at Plant High School. The Rivals100 tight end has soft hands, good speed, great strength, and off the charts athleticism.

The 6-foot-3, 225 pound athlete out of Tampa, Fla. has offers from schools across the country. He is a versatile player that can line up over the offensive tackle, he can flex out as a receiver, or he could be used as a weapon out of the backfield.

Charles creates a mismatch of some kind in the offenses favor no matter where he lines up.

Last week Plant played long time rival Hillsborough and we were there. Charles played offense and defense helping the Panthers to a 44-28 victory.

He made catches from tight end and receiver and you can get an idea of just how athletic this young man is by watching this video.

Orson Charles vs. Hillsborough

Notes: Charles has taken over the on the field leadership role that QB Aaron Murray had now that he is out with an injury. In recruiting, Charles has put that on hold while helping Plant stay focused on the season. Miami and Georgia are just two of the many schools he is still looking at.

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