Another Humphries on Gopher recruiting radar

Gopher fans are very familiar with the Humphries name, as William played football for the Gophers from 79-82 and his wife, Debra, also attended the U. Their son, Kris, was a McDonald's All-American, who is expected to play major minutes as a freshman. Now, two more Humphries are being mentioned as possible Gophers. Senior twins Auguste and Alexander, who attend St. Albans High School in Washington, DC are getting some interest from the Gophers for their football prowess.

The Humphries twins come from a strong football family. Their father, Derrick, played at Michigan, as did his uncle James. Fellow uncles Andrew (Iowa) and William (Minnesota) also played in the Big Ten.


Auguste plays linebacker, fullback and kicker and tight end and plays alongside twin brother Alexander, who is a wide receiver and free safety. They are playing big roles for the Bulldogs, who are off to a 6-2 start. St. Abans is an academic powerhouse. Al Gore is one of many famous alumni


St. Albans Bulldogs defeated Sidwell Friends 51-6 as Auguste led the defense with 10 first-half tackles. He also kicked a 32-yard field goal and six extra points. Alexander had five first-half catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns as the team emptied their bench in the second half.

Auguste had over 20 tackles, kicked four extra points and converted a fullback flare catch for nearly 40 yards, setting up a touchdown in their loss to eight-ranked Georgetown Prep, 48-28, the previous week. Alexander finished with three catches for 109 yards, scoring one touchdown and setting up two other scores with key long pass receptions.

Auguste has 117 tackles in eight games this season. Alexander is third in the DC area with 41 catches for 796 yards (99.5 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns.

Both players are excellent students with scores over 1,200 on their SAT and come from a strong academic family. Their father is a lawyer and their mother is a doctor, who attended Princeton for her undergrad and Duke for medical school.


St. Albans is not much of a football power, although it has produced NFL all-Pro Jonathan Ogden and former Chief and Jet kicker Nick Lowery, who worked with Auguste on kicking technique. The team currently has two sons of famous people away from the football field. Quarterback Cameron Dantley is the son of NBA standout Adrian and lineman Luke Russert is the son of Tim Russert of "Meet the Press."


The twins want to play college football together. They are hearing from schools like Princeton, Michigan State, Navy, Minnesota, William & Mary, Harvard, Yale, Maryland, Georgetown, Virginia and Virginia Tech.


They are expected to take a visit to William & Mary and Georgetown.


Derrick Humphries said that they are getting mail from Minnesota and coach David Lockwood has called to check their interest level in the Gophers.


He said that Minnesota would be alluring, due having family in the Twin Cities.


"It is appealing. It would be good to have family around, especially with the type of brother and uncle that William is. He came down here to watch the twins to cheer them on. It is a possibility."


"We've talked about coming up to Minnesota on our own and would look at making an official visit, if possible."


St. Albans is a small school (300 students in a boy's-only school), which has hurt the twins' recruitment. Derrick admitted that they are looking for a scholarship rather than a walk-on opportunity.


The Bulldogs close out their season at home against Landon this Saturday.



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