December 1, 2012
Georgia RB showing strong interest in Army
One thing is certain if you are a running back prospect for Army. If you become a Black Knight and make the depth chart, you can rest assured that you are going to get your reps and run you will do.
Yes, this is an offense that has lead the nation in rushing for the 2nd year in a row, where they compiled an impressive 4,068 yards and averaged 369.82 yards per game ... both atop the charts. Oh yeah, that was with the Army leading the nation in another category, which was 739 carries on the year, which saw equal distribution from the quarterback, fullback and the slotback positions.
One running back prospect that has an Army offer in hand is Ernest Alexander, who is rebounding from an abbreviated senior campaign.
"I missed about five games because of a knee injury," shared Alexander, who indicated that he finished the 2012 season 100% healthy.
On the season, the 5-foot-9, 205 pound running back, who is a powerful north-south runner saw his Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer High School squad finish up 6-4 on the year.
So with that, Alexander's attention is now focused on his recruiting, with offers from Air Force, Army, Presbyterian and Navy.
"I don't have any other official visits set up yet, but I'm going to schedule them to Army, Air Force and Navy," shared Alexander, who was recently made his way to Presbyterian for his first official."
"I just got back from an official at Presbyterian. It was a great place and great facilities ... it went well."
Alexander offered this insight to how things are unfolding with regard to his recruiting by the academy rivals. "My relationship with Coach Holmes (Clarence) is coming along great," said the Georgia native. "I have high interest in all of the academies. My interest in Army is high, even though I haven't visited there yet ... just through my own research. The applies to Air Force too, because the research I've done and some friends and family ... a few of them have come from Air Force."
"I won't be able to attend the Army-Navy game because I have a wrestling tournament that weekend," says Alexander, who was the 2011 state champion at the 195 pound weight class."
And what are Alexander's thoughts about wrestling at the collegiate level, while also playing football? "Oh no I'm not considering that ... just strictly football," declares Alexander.
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