November 13, 2009

McAlister favors Rams, Cowboys

With the amount of available scholarships for the CSU football team to grant towards members of the 2010 class dwindling down, one prospect still on the Rams' radar is Del City (OK) wide receiver Chris McAlister.

The 6-foot-2, 170 pound Sooner State standout currently has offers from CSU, Wyoming, Oregon State, Stanford and Rice, but two of those five stand out above the rest.

"Wyoming and Colorado State stand out the most," McAlister said. "I'm not real familiar with either program, but I am supposed to take a visit to CSU in December-I haven't set up anything with Wyoming, though."

Like all other Oklahoma prospects that the Rams are targeting, McAlister's recruiting contact in Fort Collins is Greg Peterson, who was recently reassigned from his duties as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach to focus all of his efforts on his job as recruiting coordinator.

McAlister seems to be a fan of Peterson.

"He's cool, he seems like a cool coach," the 3-star prospect said. "He knows one of my coaches and my coach really wanted me to take a visit to CSU. My also said that Peterson was a good coach."

Due to living in Oklahoma, McAlister doesn't know too much about the Mountain West Conference, he says he is more familiar with the Big Twelve Conference because they're mostly on TV where he lives.

His high school team, the Del City Eagles, went 7-3 during the regular season of its class 6A schedule in Oklahoma, but losing in the season finale against Putnam City North eliminated them from playoff contention. Even with the loss, McAlister feels that the Del City football program is moving in the right direction.

Ranked as the No. 91 wide receiver in the 2010 class and the No. 22 player in the state of Oklahoma, McAlister says he does not plan to make a decision until signing day comes in February so he can get his visits in.

Wherever he decides to sign, what will make him a good college receiver?

"I'm a good receiver and I can be dependable," he said. "On any down I can go up and get the ball for a team."

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