Profiling Wes Hofacker

An improving player from one of the top schools in the Lone Star State, Wes Hofacker is considering several schools away from home, including Alabama.

Playing for Allen High School in Dallas, Texas, Hofacker was selected his team's Most Improved Player after his junior year. He plays linebacker in high school, but if he makes it in Division 1a college football it'll probably be as a defensive end or possibly as a linebacker in a 3-4 set.

Wes Hofacker (6-2, 225) has worked hard to improve his athleticism and strength. Very fast off the snap, he describes himself as an attacking, aggressive ball player.

"I go get the ball no matter where it is instead of waiting for it to come to me," Hofacker said in an interview with BamaMag.com.

As a junior he was credited with 65 solo tackles, 20 assists, five sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

Hofacker's vertical jump was measured at 29 inches. His best clocking in the 40-yard dash is 4.70, which is one reason he probably projects as a down lineman.

Shown here at Alabama's mini-camp, Wes Hofacker traveled around the country this summer on the football-camp circuit.

He bench presses 345 pounds, squats 425 and power cleans 300. Hofacker is still growing and has room on his frame to add weight.

Hofacker invested a lot of time this summer attending various football camps around the country. His summer stops included Baylor, Alabama, TCU, Mississippi State and Boston College.

According to Hofacker, he has high interest in those five schools, including Army. He favored Michigan for a long time. Hofacker says at one time or another LSU, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas Tech and Texas A&M have also expressed interest.

A good student, Hofacker carries a 3.2 GPA in the classroom and is waiting on his SAT score.

RECRUITING NOTE: Hofacker probably doesn't have the speed to play outside linebacker at a top college program. He'll need to add weight and prove he play with a hand in the dirt. Like many hopeful recruits, his senior-year performance will be crucial to garnering scholarship offers.

Read all of the recent recruiting stories on Alabama recruits from TheInsiders.com.


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