Alabama RB Names a Leader

<b>Ali Sharrief</b> is a running back from North Jackson High School that has two offers and expects a lot more to come. He names a leader amongst his current favorites.

"LSU and Auburn have offered me. LSU offered about three weeks ago," said Ali Sharrief.

During Sharrief's junior year, "I missed 4-5 games during the season because I hyper-extended my knee but I did have about 720 yards," Sharrief replied.

Sharrief's career stats are impressive, and he looks to add onto those as a senior. Thus far through his career, he has had 380 attempts for 2,646 yards, and 38 touchdowns. He has a total of 3,307 all purpose yards and 47 touchdowns.

Letters are pouring in daily. "I have received a ton. Just about every SEC school has sent me letters except Florida. I have also received letters from Georgia Tech and Nebraska," Sharrief added.

"Right now, it's between LSU, Alabama, and Auburn. I really like LSU. I really like the program they have, and everyone is really nice. I like the school and the academic program," Sharrief commented. "Coach Saban is a great coach. Last season, they had around 132 players and only about three of them finished with under a 3.0 GPA. They have a lot of people down there to help you with your school work," added Sharrief.

Sharrief knows some of the factors in his college decision. "Work ethic of the other players on the team and the way they treat me. I really want to like the coaches and be able to know there is going to be someone there to help me in class. Right now, I want to be a Vet...that is why I am strongly considering Auburn. I will have plenty of time to think about it though," Sharrief replied.

During the off-season, Sharrief has a couple of things he wants to improve. "My hands. And I want to improve on my quickness," he said.

Sharrief is a great all-around athlete and had this to say about his strengths, "My blocking. I'm also a great encourager. I don't talk junk out on the field. On offense, I would just rather run over someone. On defense, I love to hit people."

Sharrief did not attend any college games last fall. "I didn't have any time. I was always lifting weights on the weekend and working out with my personal trainer trying to work on my speed," Sharrief replied.

Currently, Sharrief is # 2 in the record books at North Jackson HS in several categories. This is after missing several games during the season. One would expect if Sharrief stays healthy, those records will be shattered during his senior season.

Andrew Bone covers Alabama Recruiting for

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