Think back to the last few crops of tight ends at the University of Arkansas and try to pick one you think could been a good kickoff or punt returner.
Being a tight end with that type of athletic ability is what makes Alec Huber (6-5. 225, 4.5) a coveted prospect and one that Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Purdue and Illinois have positioned themselves to land.
"All the coaches talk about the ability I have to stretch the field at the tight end spot," Huber said. "I really have used my speed and height to make a great target for our quarterback."
He will Georgia Tech this Friday and Saturday and then fly to Purdue to look over their campus on Sunday and Monday.
Then it's off to Arkansas on Jan. 21-23 and a possible visit to Ron Zook's Illinois program the final weekend.
"They are all very good schools as is Northwestern, which I committed to on my first official trip," Huber said. "They got mad when I told them I was going to take other visits so I don't think my scholarship offer is there anymore."
Huber starred this season for Eagles Landing Christian Academy while his team went 8-3.
He caught over 30 passes for 570 yards and 9 touchdowns and also has 1,100 all-purpose yards including his kick returns.
"I'm pretty athletic and if I get in the open field it's really hard to catch me or just one guy bring me down with a tackle," Huber said.
Arkansas has told him he would have a chance to contribute right away at tight end.
"Playing in the SEC would be fun and I know that Arkansas has a great football program and history," Huber said. "It could be just what I am looking for, but I go into this visits with everything equal."
A Peach of a Tight End
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