Ernest Alexander Gets First Look at Tech

Archer High School (GA) athlete Ernest Alexander excels in both football and wrestling. Ernest recently a visited Georgia Tech to watch practice, spend some time with the coaches, and learn more about Georgia Tech and their football program.

Ernest Alexander met with his recruiting coach, Mike Sewak and his position coach, Lamar Owens. He also got to see the campus and the facilities. "I really liked the equipment room and I thought the indoor football facility was top notch. I think Georgia Tech has some of the best facilities around."

"Both coaches said they really liked my film and that they would love to have me at Georgia Tech. Coach Owens and the Georgia Tech staff are looking at Alexander to play both the A Back and the B Back positions in the triple option offense. Alexander's 5' 9"- 210 frame would fit both of those positions.

"Both coaches asked if I would come back to the summer camp in June and I told them I would." The Georgia Tech staff will also be visiting Alexander's spring practice to evaluate him. "They want to see me in person and how I respond to live action." Ernest feels he could get an offer after they watch him at either spring practice or the summer camp.

The visit was a good one for Alexander and it helped to increase his interest in Georgia Tech. "It would definitely go up with an offer."

We talked with Ernest while he and his dad were on their way to Arkansas State. "They want me to come to see a practice and then watch their spring game on Saturday. Alexander is also hearing from Georgia, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Duke, Navy, and Oklahoma State.

Alexander has played both running back and middle linebacker at Archer but all the schools recruiting him like him at one position. "All the schools are recruiting me as a running back."

Ernest also showed his athletic ability while wrestling for Archer. He won the state championship in the 195 pound weight classification. "My record is 67-4. I was glad to be able to bring a championship home for Archer."


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