Five-Star Prospect Checks Out Tigers

The Ogletree brothers, Alec and Alexander, talk about their unofficial visit to check out Gene Chizik's Auburn Tigers.

Newnan, Ga.--Brothers Alec Ogletree and Alexander Ogletree are twins, but they aren't identical.

Neither is the amount of attention they are receiving from major college programs.

Alec, a 6-3, 212 safety, is ranked as a five-star prospect and the No. 2 player at his position in the entire country by Scout.com.

"I just got a scholarship offer from North Carolina State and I am up to 38 now," Alec tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.

His fraternal twin and teammate at Newnan High School, Alexander, is 5-10, 205 pounds and plays middle linebacker. He has not been rated yet by Scout.com and has one major college scholarship offer.

"Florida State is the only school so far that has offered me a scholarship," Alexander says.

Alexander Ogletree

The brothers made a road trip down I-85 on Friday to check out the Auburn Tigers.

"I liked the way they treated us," says Alexander. Alec concurs. "The Auburn coaches are nice to talk to," Alec says. "I enjoyed being around them."

Alec notes that he is glad he made the trip to check out the SEC program. "It is very important to visit the campuses because I want to get to know the coaches and see what they are about," he says, adding that he has also been to Georgia and Miami.

"Recruiting is going good so far," the heavily recruited safety adds. "I have been taking it all in and trying to stay humble about it."

Alec says he hopes to play college football with his brother, who has a reputation for making a lot of plays when the pads go on even though he is not a big linebacker. "He is short, but other than that he is one of the best players I have ever seen," Alec says. "He plays hard all of the time. We have played together all our lives."

Alexander points out he is working on making himself a more attractive prospect to colleges. "I want to get bigger and I want to get faster," he says. "I am lifting weights and doing everything I can do to get bigger."

Alexander says his strength and technique are probably the best parts of his game as he gets ready for his final high school spring practice that will start in May.

Both brothers play basketball at Newnan and Alec is on the track team where he competes in the 4x100, the long jump and the always challenging 400 meters. "My best time in the 400 is 50 flat," he says.

The brothers spent time with Auburn defensive coordinator Ted Roof and defensive line coach Tracy Rocker. "We came to get a general idea about the school and get to know the coaches and see how they treated us," Alexander says. "I enjoyed hanging out with Coach Rocker and Coach Roof."

Alex Ogletree is one of the most heavily recruited prospects in the country.

Alec agrees and notes that Auburn is on his radar along with Georgia, Miami and FSU and others. "I really don't have a favorite yet," he says, adding he is no rush to make a college choice. "It will probably be after my senior season.

"I do like Auburn," Alec adds. "It is nice. There is a real family atmosphere with the coaches and team. I like Coach Roof and Coach Rocker. They think I can be an impact player from the start and make a name for myself."

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