Kaleb Elarms-Orr

Kaleb Elarms-Orr

6′3″ / 215 lbs
Hayward, CA
Moreau Catholic
Class of 2021
Rating: 91

National Avg
Rating: 88.0

School Preferences

Official Visit
Fresno State
Washington State


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Junior Year Highlights
Sophomore Year Highlights


Bear Insider Video: Elarms-Orr and Family Talk Cal Commitment
21 days ago by Jim McGill
Bear Insider Video: Elarms-Orr and Family Talk Cal Commitment
4 star Moreau DE/LB and family talk about his decision to commit to Cal
Greg Richardson
24 days ago by Greg Richardson
Kaleb Elarms-Orr Scouting Report
In contrast to his enigmatic recruiting process, the scouting of KEO is as clear and simple as anyone in the Bears 2021 class. The DE/OLB who projects at OLB at Cal is the complete package - Athletic measurables? Check. Production? Check. Size? Check. Film? Sublime.Let's start with Elarms-Orr's raw athleticism. As a HS Sophomore, weighing 200lbs, he ran an 11.5 100M making him the fastest student at Moreau Catholic High School. His camp measurables are even more impressive. Again as an High School Sophomore, he had an electronic timed forty yard dash time of 4.70. To further his qualifications as an explosive pass rusher, he vertically jumped nearly 35". KEO measured just under 6'3 and 220lbs last Spring. He's got a longer, leaner build and like so many of Cal's recent defensive recruits, he's blessed with long arms (though not the Inspector Gadget arms of Cameron Goode). His production is through the roof. In only ten games as a Junior, and playing as a stand-up DE, he led his team with 121 tackles, 14 sacks, and 35 tackles for a loss. Even factoring in that he did not play against top level competition, those numbers are astounding. His game starts with elite level get off. His first step is as good as anyone Cal has recruited to the LB position since Mychal Kendricks. He matches the explosion with really good instincts and anticipation prior to the snap. And his read and react skills are exceptional as well. He's not a pure get up the field pass rusher, he can extend his arms to get off blocks and cover the flats and shows a propensity for shooting interior gaps as overmatched HS offensive tackles look to stop the outside pass rush. At this point, there's not a lot of variety in pass-rushing moves though he shows naturally strong hands and good flexibility. Right up there with his initial explosion is KEOs lateral quickness. His rapid-fire feet allow him to change direction like a point guard. At the HS level, he's simply in the backfield before the offense can react. Beyond the first step, he accelerates like a top tier WR or RB in the first 10-15 yards and flashes very good top-end speed. He played TE on offense and showed off a physical blocking style and a panache for big plays as a receiver. He projects at the WOLB position currently played by Cameron Goode. He's going to have to develop the ability to drop into coverage and learn the intricacies of both zone and man coverage. The body and athleticism make that an easy projection. It's not hard to imagine him arriving at Cal at 230lbs+ thus the addition of another 10-20lbs of muscle will be straightforward. His pass rushing, blitzing and up the field talents fit well with the WOLB role. As he gains size and strength, the ability to to hold the edge on running plays will be paramount. His football IQ suggests that will adapt well to the crucial decision making aspects of that position.Kaleb Elarms-Orr's lack of participation at camps in 2020 is the only thing holding his rating back from being at the highest 4 star/potential 5 star levels across all the recruiting services. Without the opportunity to go up against top HS offensive lineman and Tight Ends, his level of competition holds back his evaluation in the eyes of the national recruiting services. That said, ESPN and 247 clearly have him as a four star recruit.Cal got perhaps it's most explosive athlete in the front seven on defense in the Wilcox era with KEOs verbal commitment.
4 Star Moreau LB Elarms-Orr Stays Home For Cal
24 days ago by Jim McGill
4 Star Moreau LB Elarms-Orr Stays Home For Cal
Bears add local 4 star LB, adding to solid 2021 class
Greg Richardson
1 mo ago by Greg Richardson
2021 Recruiting Updates - September 11th
Been a bit quiet until this week, plenty to discuss now:Kaleb Elarms-Orr is down to Colorado and Cal. He's playing this very close to his vest. Tough to know which way he's leaning. Honestly, the longer it goes on the more it likely helps the home town Bears. Social media shows current 2021 Bear Commits giving him a lot of loveThere's been news in Jacob Schuster recruitment. Sources say that Stanford and he have parted ways. Before that news turns into a premature celebration, Minnesota has remained a factor and will compete but you have to like the Bears chances hereYanni Karlaftis feels to me like a Cal lean. He's not going to make a commitment until he gets a chance to get out to Berkeley and he and his mother plan to get out to walk the campus and visit the area on their own. Assuming the Apocalyptic Musical Revue has come and gone before they arrive, hard to imagine they won't be impressed.Having 23 Cal Bears currently on NFL rosters (28 including coaches) will be a boost in recruitment. Springboard to recruit's dreams
2021 Defensive War Room
4 mo ago by Bear Insider
2021 Defensive War Room
A look into who we see as some of the realistic defensive recruiting priorities in the 2021 recruiting class along with insight into the approach taken by the staff in their recruiting efforts
All Updates


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Career Stats

Season Yds Rush Rec TDs Rec Yds Rec Sacks TFL T
25 1 2 75 10 7.0 8 65

National Average Rating

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Bear Insider Rating

99-100: Elite national prospect (Five-star)

Considered one of the best prospects in the nation and a likely difference-maker at the collegiate level. Displays all of the physical skills to be a future All-American with potential to be an early-round NFL draft pick.

90-98: Elite state prospect (Four-star)

Considered one of the best 30-40 prospects in the state and a top 250 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to be a major early contributor at the collegiate level with high professional potential.

80-89: Quality prospect (Three-star)

Considered one of the best 100 prospects in the state and a top 500 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to develop into a contributor over the course of his college career. Has the ability to become a professional prospect over time with development.

70-79: Solid prospect (Two-star)

Considered one of the top 250 prospects in the state. Has the physical skills to be a potential contributor at a D-1 program over the course of his collegiate career with significant development. Professional potential is low.

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