Tigers Lead for 2010 DB

This 2010 defensive back from Newnan High School (Ga.) can effectively play both safety positions. He was also a standout performer at the Scout.com/Under-Armour Combine this past weekend held in Atlanta and already has been offered by the Clemson Tigers.

S Alec Ogletree Profile

Alec Ogletree, a 6-2 and 205-pound defensive back out of Newnan, Ga. stood out from all of the DBs at the Scout.com/Under Armour combine last weekend, and he walked away confident from the experience.

"I did pretty good up there," Alec Ogletree stated. "I ran a pretty good time (40-yard dash) when you consider that I haven't been working on my 40s. I ran 4.6 there, and I was happy about that.

"I shut a couple of people (players) down out there. I moved my feet real well that day. I think that I did a good job of showing that I can not only hit, but I can cover, too."

Last fall, Ogletree totaled 52 tackles, two interceptions, and three blocked punts, with one blocked punt returned for a touchdown.

"I'd have to say tackling is what I do the very best," he commented. "I'm just a hard-nosed tackler. My closing speed is getting better, and I'm a lot quicker than I was last year. My coverage skills have gotten a lot better, too."

With his game improving, Ogletree believes he will take his game to another level in his junior season.

"I wanna have more interceptions this year," he said. "I'd like to have at least six picks (interceptions). I'd like to have a lot more tackles this year, too. I think that I can get at least 70 or so."

Ogletree's biggest strength is not only in tackling, but it's also his favorite part of the game.

"I like to tackle the most," he said. "When I tackle I get to show off my strength. I like the way that it feels when I hit. I love to get the crowd hyped after I lay a big hit."

Ogletree was a huge part of Newnan's third round appearance in the state playoffs in 2007. He is very confident of his team's chances in a highly competitive 5A classification.

"We should take the championship this year," he said. "We're only losing three starters. Our quarterback will be back, our best receiver will be back, and our best offensive lineman will be back. The entire starting offensive line will be back."

Ogletree has attended one camp so far at Clemson, where he garnered his first and only offer to this point.

He's currently interested in six schools.

"Clemson is on top for me right now," he stated. "Miami is number two. After that I like Georig Tech, Virginia Tech, LSU and North Carolina."

What does Ogletree like about his top two?

Clemson: "When I went up there I saw that they had a really good coaching staff. I like their facilities and stuff like that."

Miami: "I really like their football tradition a lot. They play how I like to play. I've been watching them since I was little."

Georgia Tech is also giving Ogletree a great deal of attention.

"They've (Georgia Tech) sent me a lot of letters," he said. "They've really wanted me at their camps. They said that they'll be at a lot of my games this year."

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