Paducah Tilghman CB Names Early Leaders

Paducah Tilghman's Lamar Alston is receiving attention from a number of high Division I programs and he gave ITV a list of early leaders on Sunday evening.

You've already heard names such as James McKinney, Maurice Grinter, Earl Heyman, Brandon Deaderick and Brandon Logan, all high Division I defensive prospects from the Bluegrass State. A name that you may not have heard yet, but will become familiar with over the summer and into the high school season is Lamar Alston of Paducah Tilghman High School.

The list of schools that frequently fill Alston's mailbox is impressive and has made an impression on the 6'2, 190-pound cornerback.

"It's been going really good so far," Alston said of the recruiting process. "I'm getting a lot letters from some big programs and it makes it all feel worth while."

While the list is extensive, Alston does have an early list of leaders.

"Right now, I'd say Louisville, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida," Alston said.

While college coaches like is Alston's strength and his ability to provide good run support, as well as man coverage.

"I'm stronger than most people my size," explained Alston. "It's easy for me to get of the block and help with rush defense. My coverage is pretty good too."

While Alston didn't make any unofficial visits during the spring practice period, he has made unofficial visits to both Louisville and Kentucky, attending basketball games earlier this year.

Projected as a defensive back on the collegiate level, Alston, who was an All-State honorable mention choice as a junior after recording eight interceptions, will also see time at receiver this fall.

Alston also runs the 4x100 and 4x200 for Paducah Tilghman's track team, helping them win the 2003 State Championship.

Tilghman will open the 2004 season at home against Lexington Henry Clay and will welcome Louisville Ballard to Paducah the following weekend.

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