Several Offers For Highly Rated OL

Brentwood Academy had one of the best running backs in the Southeast in 2007 with Alabama signee Chris Jordan. One of the main blockers was offensive lineman Alex Bullard, class of 2009, who has gathered numerous scholarship offers ranging from coast-to-coast.

"I have nine offers right now," said Alex Bullard from Brentwood, (Tenn.). "The most recent offer was from Stanford. They offered me last week. I have also received offers from Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Duke, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama and Ole Miss. I don't have any favorites. As of right now any school who is interested in me I will show interest in them."

"Notre Dame is showing a lot of interest in me. Texas A&M is showing interest as well. I went to Junior Days at Alabama and Tennessee. I am not sure on any other visits at this time."

Bullard talked about his visit to Knoxville last Sundau and his interest in the Volunteers.

"The visit went really good. I was impressed with the facilities. I have been there before. The coaches treated me real nice. We went to the basketball game. It was a nice experience."

"I like the prestige of the program. I like the history behind the school. Coach [Phillip] Fulmer is a great guy. I basically like the way they do things up there."

The Tennessee lineman ventured to Tuscaloosa earlier this year for an unofficial visit with the Crimson Tide.

"I was really impressed with Alabama," Bullard said. "I didn't know what to expect because it was my first time in the state of Alabama period."

"When I stepped on campus is was mind boggling. Everything was so nice. The facilities were great, and the coaches were nice. It was a real nice campus."

"Coach [Joe] Pendry was really nice to me. Coach [Nick] Saban is a nice guy. I liked what he had to say. He wants to develop me as a person not just a football player."

"I like the history and the prestige of Alabama. Nick Saban is the man when it comes to college football. It's nice to have a coach of that prestige."

Chris Jordan has talked to me a lot about the school. He signed with Alabama this year. I know if CJ really likes it, it's a good place."

Bullard does not have any favorites, but knows the factors going into his college decision.

"First of all I want to be in a program that is a first best for me," he said. "I want to be developed on the football field and in life. Second, I want to go to a school good in academics. If I don't get to the next level I want to have something to fall back on. I want to be on a team filled with great guys."

Bullard has stared at left tackle during his high school career, but will likely move to guard at the collegiate level. He is aware of his strengths and what he hopes to improve.

"Right now I am 6-foot-4, 275-pounds," he said. "It really just depends on how I develop. Alabama is recruiting me to play inside. Most of the other school are recruiting me at both positions."

"I feel like my pass blocking is pretty good. I move my feet really well. I am quick for my size. I can block down lineman and then move to linebackers. I can pull and knock a corner down or go back to a free safety."

"I am working on my pad level. I tend to stay high. One thing coaches stress is staying low. I want to improve my strength. I have good feet, but I want to work on that as well."


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