"Man, this is like a dream for me, I never though it would be like this," Alonzo Horton said. "I'm just enjoying it a lot. People are telling me I'm in a great position but I just don't feel it yet. I didn't start playing football until my freshman year of high school. Our basketball coach said we didn't have a football team, but then the football coach walked into the gym one day and asked me to come out and play so I was pretty surprised, but it's been great."
The soft-spoken defensive end from Abramson High School in New Orleans, La. has been a quick study. He plays both linebacker and on the line and said he would like to do the same in college. At 6 foot 3, 215 pounds he'll need to gain some weight in order to play down. During his junior season he had 23 sacks and 106 tackles, five blocked kicks and two forced fumbles. "We didn't get to the playoffs, though," he said. "I want to help the team win something this year."
Horton reports offers from Southern Mississippi, Michigan State, Auburn, and Oklahoma. "I might get an offer from Tennessee," he said.
He's had visitors since the spring evaluation period began, including Michigan, Tennessee, Florida State, a few other schools. "All of those schools have called, too," he said. "My favorite schools right now are LSU, Auburn, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State and Georgia."
Horton attended the TheInsiders/MSL Combine in New Orleans earlier this year and told TheInsiders shortly after that if LSU offered he'd probably commit. "My grandmother wants me to stay close," he said. "But there really isn't any pressure to stay home. I'm not sure when I'll decide, really." Horton does have a Michigan connection. "I have an aunt that lives in Detroit," he said. "We're planning on going up to visit this summer." Horton also said he would like to attend camp at Michigan, "If I can get a plane ticket." He said he'll attend camps at Aurburn and Tennessee.
For his official visits, Horton said he's like to trip to, "Michigan, Miami, a California school like UCLA, and Tennesse," he said. "I'd like to visit Hawaii but they haven't offered yet."
Horton's Stats: 4.6, 4.5 shuttle, 17 reps. 2.25 GPA, 16 ACT. He said he wants to major in Criminal Justice.
La. DE is Living in A Dream
The Michigan Insider Top Stories
U-M Loses OT Thriller at Minnesota, 83-78What we learned: Michigan Loses OT Thriller at Minnesota, 83-78
The Michigan InsiderYesterday at 5:50 PM
Michigan Still a Factor for Petit-FrereTampa (Fla.) Berkeley Prep offensive tackle Nick Petit-Frere has emerged as one of the most heavily recruited prospects in the 2018 class. The offer he received from Jim Harbaugh…
The Michigan InsiderYesterday at 10:46 AM
Irvin Blown Away by Michigan VisitStone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson 2018 offensive guard Jalil Irvin talks about his recent trip to Ann Arbor and more.
The Michigan InsiderSaturday at 10:32 AM
Michigan Targeting Vilain’s 2019 TeammateAlexandria (Va.) Episcopal produced one of the highest rated prospects in Michigan’s 2017 class in Luiji Vilain. Now the Wolverines are looking to the future with hope of similar…
The Michigan InsiderFriday at 2:48 PM