Alabama ATH plans visits after playoffs

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. -- Another recruiter has just walked out the office of head football coach Willie Martin at Ben Russell High School.<br><br>This one has to report back to Arkansas Houston Nutt that the guy they want is as good as advertised.

His opinion is high after watching Eric Brock make ten tackles on defense and catch six passes, including a touchdown, on offense. The 6-foot-1 190-pound safety /wide receiver is probably good enough to play either position in college, although lists him as the No. 42 safety prospect in the nation.


"I decided not to take any official visits until the end of the season," says Brock. "I have taken a couple unofficial visits to auburn, and I will take my Florida, LSU and Georgia trips sometime in December."


The list of schools looking at Brock features Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, and Oregon.


"So far Arkansas, Florida and LSU have made offers but I probably won't decide until at least after my visits."


Martin calls Brock a "press corner" and says that his tackling skills are as good as it gets. Brock attended the Nike Camp this summer where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and was listed as having 8 percent body fat and a 38-inch vertical leap.


Martin also says Brock, who is fully qualified, will not be a problem off the field.


"He is one of those kids who is involved with school and church activities. He comes from two really good parents and is the type of kid you want on your team."


Russell High finished the regular season with only two losses, the last one coming on Nov. 1 against Opelika High, 35-3. Brock sat on the sidelines for the game with a minor case of turf toe.


"Man, I could have been playing. I felt fine," said Brock. "The doctor cleared me, but coach didn't put me in."

That game did not make or break anything for Benjamin Russell High in terms of playoffs, and that was the main reason the Wildcats star sat it out. He is expected back on the field for the first round of the playoffs this week.

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