Rocker Talks About Favorites

Albert Rocker and his teammates are currently 7-0 and ranked 8th in the state of Ala. in 6-A. Albert is having another dominant season, already recording 50 tackles and 13 sacks, including 7 sacks in one game. Standing 6'1" and 208 lbs Albert is a standout DE for Sparkman High School located in Harvest, Ala., but he's being recruited to play LB in college like his NFL idol Ray Lewis.

Albert Rocker and his Senators teammates are currently 7-0 and ranked 8th in the state of Alabama in 6-A. Albert is having another dominant season, already recording 50 tackles and 13 sacks, including 7 sacks in one game. Standing 6'1 and 208 lbs Albert is a standout defensive end for Sparkman High School located in Harvest, Ala., but he's being recruited to play linebacker in college like his NFL idol Ray Lewis.

Albert currently claims to hold scholarship offers from South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Louisville, and Troy. When asked if he has a top three or four he stated, "I don't really; as of right now I'm just playing it as it comes, but I've set up a couple visits. I've got Purdue coming up this weekend. Georgia Tech is December 9th and South Carolina is November 4th."

When discussing his upcoming visits Albert talked about the positives each school had to offer.

"I like GT for their academics. They're ranked among the top 10 for their academic program, and that's really what I'm going to school for. It's the main thing I'm looking for in the recruiting process. And the 2nd thing for Georgia Tech is not only academics, but they're winning football games. They play in the ACC, the 2nd hardest conference in my opinion. I went down there for the Troy game and I went down there to visit when I took the ACT in Atlanta."

"I think Tenuta is one of the best defensive coordinators in the NCAA. They have a lot of young linebackers there that are playing a lot better than more experienced linebackers in the NCAA." "Atlanta is a big city too; there are a lot of people to meet and that's a plus."

"What I like about South Carolina is they've got the best coach in the NCAA, Steve Spurrier. They're young and they've got a good future as far as winning the SEC championship. They're really focused on getting a chance to play early and their coaches are very genuine. Coach Cooper, as soon as he started recruiting me – they came in late, they came in two weeks ago – he showed up at my school almost every Friday so I know they were serious about recruiting me."

"As far as Purdue, I like their coaches, their coaches are very genuine. I can tell I'm probably their top linebacker recruit. I like the difference of their atmosphere up north and the people there, it's just different from the south, but I figure it's something I could get used to. Their academics are good also, so that's another reason why I like them. And they have a big school; I like being around a lot of different people from different backgrounds."

Albert stated there are a couple of things that will factor into his decision: "It depends on how I feel I fit in on my visit. I want to feel at home and feel like I'm going to fit into the program. I want to feel comfortable and there has to be good academics." Albert confirmed he's fully qualified and has also set his timetable to make his decision. "If everything stays the same and no other schools come in, I'll probably commit a week after my South Carolina a visit. That doesn't mean I won't take my Georgia Tech visit. I already know pretty much what Georgia Tech has to offer. I set up a visit with them because they wanted me to set up an official visit."

During his final high school season, Albert plans to improve his game for the college scene while continuing to be a defensive leader for the Senators. With an average of about 7 tackles and 2 sacks per game, Albert is sure to make an impact in whichever program he finally calls home.


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