McCalister Down to Three

It is that time for the star prospects of high school football to get knee deep in the recruiting process. Top 2012 targets are taking official visits to the schools they really like and to start honing in on a final decision for where they want to play their collegiate careers. Clemmons (NC) defensive end Alex McCalister is knee deep in it and down to a final three schools he is looking at.

Alex McCalister had a strong season at West Forsyth but was highly disappointed in the lack of success his team had.

"I had 8 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, and a 60 yard fumble recovery, McCalister told Scout.com without knowing the number of tackles he had on the year. "Overall I had a successful season, but missing the playoffs was tough."

McCalister's recruitment picked up as college coaches came by and watched the athletic pass rusher do his thing. However, he has decided to already start cutting the list.

"My final three are Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia Tech. He said just before took his official visit to Georgia Tech this past weekend and "will visit North Carolina next weekend and visiting Florida on January 14th and l decide on January 17th".

Of the Yellowjackets, McCalister has been interested for a very long time.

"I am from Georgia, so my dream school was Georgia Tech," he said. "Just having the opportunity to play for them is crazy."

The Tarheels have had a coaching transition, but McCalister believes for his recruitment the situation will be status quo.

"I don't really know what is going on there (at this time) yet fully, but I have talked to most of the staff there," he said. "I am number one on their list and I am more comfortable playing defensive end and that's where they want me."

The Florida Gators are in need of several linemen in this class. They also are in dire need of a real pass rush. The Gators' coaching staff has made an impression on McCalister as well as the Gator Nation.

"Coach Durkin and Quinn are just two great guys that I developed a great relationship with," he said. "The fan base down there is crazy."

As for why he will choose one school over the others, McCalister says that he is just looking for a place that will seem like home.

"I communicate well with all the coaches from each school," he said. "It will just come down to how it feels when I am there and how I will fit in."


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