Bars has options

Offensive tackle Alex Bars recently visited Notre Dame, his father's alma mater. Bars' head coach at Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, TN) talks with Scout about his recruitment and where Bars excels on the field.

Offensive tackle Alex Bars of Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy may be anticipating a spring or summer decision, but he's keeping his list of favorites close to the vest.

Bars is in the middle of busy spring however, having taken visits to Tennessee, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Ohio State in recent weeks.

"I know his Notre Dame visit went great," Marty Euverard, head coach at Montgomery Bell, said. "He really liked it a lot. I'm not sure how Ohio State went a few days ago - I haven't talk to him about that yet, but I know Notre Dame went really well. I imagine that with his father going to Notre Dame that will help Notre Dame a little. But, overall, Alex will make the best decision for him."

Euverard says location won't play a huge factor in his decision, but academics will have a lot to do with it.

"He's open to leaving Tennessee," Euverard. "Tennessee and Vanderbilt are recruiting him hard, like every other school, but he will ultimately goes where he thinks is the best fit. He's a good student, so he'll be looking for the best combination of athletics and academics."

Bars' father, Joe Bars, played linebacker at Notre Dame, and Bars' older brothers, Brad and Blake, play for Penn State and Michigan, respectively.

"I see some similarities, but Alex is the best athlete of all his brothers," Euverard said. "He's a great athlete for the size that he is. He's up to 290 pounds right now. He bends well and has great flexibility, and he has quick feet."

Bars is a four-star prospect and the No. 25 ranked offensive tackle in 2014. Top Stories