Pack Offers Alexander

Sitting on three high-major scholarship offers, Cartersville (GA) standout Morgan Alexander picked up his fourth last week from the NC State Wolfpack.

Sitting on three high-major scholarship offers, Cartersville (GA) standout Morgan Alexander picked up his fourth last week from the NC State Wolfpack.

"I already had offers from Arkansas, Louisville, Indiana, and North Carolina State offered me last Friday," said Alexander. "The recruiting coach, coach McCollum, came to our school and offered me a scholarship.

"Coach McCollum was telling me how he came out to watch me last spring and loved me back then. He said they wanted me to know that I had a full scholarship offer and they would be sending the paperwork to my house this week."

A talented athlete, Alexander plays tailback and wide receiver for Cartersville, leading his team to a 3-0 record to start the season. Thus far, he has totaled approximately 300 yards rushing, 200 yards receiving and seven touchdows.

"A versatile playmaker, he fills many needs for the Canes," says Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Burke Hayes. "He can play either RB or WR and poses match-up problems either way. Is not an every-down back but can be very effective in long-yardage situations.

"He has good hands, understands spacing in the passing game and is elusive in the open field. While it is not clear as to what position he will play in college and when, he will have a chance to contribute early on special teams."

"It's hard to explain how my team uses me," said Alexander. "They just want to get the ball in my hands. They have me at running back on some plays and then I'll play wideout. It varies, but I'll get the ball."

At 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds and 4.47 speed, Alexander could project as a tailback, wide receiver, or cornerback on the college level.

"Most schools tell me they want to play me at running back or wide receiver," he stated. "Arkansas was saying the defensive backs coach wants me as a defensive back, and the head coach likes me as a split end. I know Louisville wants to play me at running back... or on offense.

"Coach McCollum said they want me to play offense. I don't know if they want me at running back or wide receiver... he just said they would get the ball in my hands."

Alexander has already scheduled one official visit and claims two programs are recruiting him the hardest.

"I'm supposed to visit Louisville the 22nd of November for an official visit," he said. "It's between Louisville and North Carolina State as far as who is recruiting me the hardest. I'm getting calls and letters every week from the both of them. They are talking to me and letting me know that they want me."

With a flexible timetable established, does Alexander have a leader?

"No sir," he replied. "They are all pretty much the same for me. I'm going to take some visits, and I'm going to make a decision towards the end of my season.

"I'm looking for playing time. I want to play as soon as I can."

Alexander claims a 3.0+ GPA and says that he projects as an academic qualifier. He is rated a two-star prospect and the No. 107 tailback in the country by Scout.com.


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