BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his junior and senior campaigns. Totals last season included 42/16.5/9 after 27/11/2.5 the previous year.
POSITIVES: Hard-charging defender with limited size and speed. Plays with excellent pad level, fluid if asked to twist or stunt, and displays speed off the edge. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, chases hard after the action, and can immediately alter his angle of attack. Heady defender who diagnoses the action and quickly locates the ball.
NEGATIVES: Handled at the point and slow shedding blocks. Marginally athletic and cannot sustain his speed.
ANALYSIS: Ortiz is an overachiever who gets the most out of his abilities. He has the attitude and wherewithal to overcome his physical limitations at the next level.