Ortiz Channeling Jalen Ramsey As Elite Arizona DB

2021 defensive back Steven Ortiz Jr. has developed into one of the most sought-after recruits in the state and West Coast.

The Desert Edge junior holds offers from Arizona, Syracuse, NAU, Rutgers, Penn State, William and Mary, Oregon, Oregon State, Nebraska, San Diego State, UL Lafayette and Cal and has already logged a ton of varsity time in his first two full seasons with the Scorpions. As an underclassmen, he logged 97 tackles and six interceptions.

He’s already off to a great start in 2019 with nine tackles and a game-sealing interception in Edge’s season-opening win against Prescott.

How was Ortiz so productive early in his varsity career?

Channeling Jacksonville Jaguar cornerback Jalen Ramsey’s swagger and toughness on the field. It’s something he is now trying to instill in other young Scorpions.

While Ortiz is still early in his recruitment, expect his offers and list of accolades to grow.