GIDEL: UK the Leader for NC RB?

After running for over 1,200 yards and returning three punts for touchdowns a year ago, Greensboro (NC) native and Page High School star Remene Alston was expected to be one of the more highly sought after running backs in the South. However, with the summer ready to come to a close, Alston hasn't felt the love that so many felt was inevitable.

"It's the same schools that are going after me," a disappointed Alston said. "I've sort of put it behind me for now and try to focus on the season."

Kentucky, North Carolina State and East Carolina are Alston's only scholarship offers to date, with interest from Virginia Tech, Clemson, Maryland, Duke, South Carolina, Wake Forest and North Carolina. The lack of offers to this point might be attributed to Alston's size. While Kentucky and East Carolina have been open to recruiting the 5-foot-8, 177 pound Alston as a running back, NC State and the rest of the ACC schools currently pursuing Alston like him as a defensive back.

"I don't really know what I'd like to do," Alston said. "Virginia Tech said that they would like me to play defensive back. If I can go to a school like Tech, than I would probably be more open to playing corner. But I'd rather be playing tailback."

A decision is not likely to come anytime soon for the talented senior. He's intending on taking his time and seeing if favorite, Virginia Tech or Georgia Tech will offer a scholarship. "I haven't gotten much attention from them, though," Alston said. "I'd like to hear more. I've always wanted to go to Virginia Tech or Georgia Tech."

Asked what he liked about his favorites: "I took an unofficial visit up to (Virginia) Tech a couple months ago and I just had a great time with the coaching staff and the players."

In addition to being a star football prospect, Alston is a standout at track and field, continually one of the top runners in the state of North Carolina. "I do it to keep in shape," Alston said, "I've been asked if I'd consider doing it in college and I'd think about."


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