Spring Visitors

Already holding four scholarship offers, Alex Bullard is expecting plenty of college visitors during the spring. Somebody from Notre Dame will be among the crowd in Brentwood, Tenn.

"I know my coach talked to their coach and said they're sending a coach down to see me in the spring," Bullard said.

"They recommended me for the (U.S. Army) All-American game. I just haven't talked to their coach yet."

That could change soon.

The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Bullard has been offered by South Carolina, Kentucky, Duke and Vanderbilt. The offensive lineman is also receiving heavy interest from Tennessee, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Auburn. The Irish have been in contact.

The son of former NFL offensive tackle Louis Bullard, college programs see Alex at either guard or tackle. That's fine with Bullard.

"I'm comfortable at both," Bullard stated.

At Brentwood Academy, Bullard started at left tackle as a freshman. A couple injuries along the line as a sophomore moved him to guard, and he played left tackle again this past season. In helping his team advance to the state championship game this fall, Bullard had 55 pancakes and graded out at a 92 percent.

"My strengths are my quickness and explosiveness," Bullard said. He can run the 40-yard dash in 4.98 seconds, bench press 315 pounds and squat 420 pounds.

Bullard made trips to Tennessee and Vanderbilt for games this past season. He camped at Auburn, and attended a recent Alabama junior day. He has given a little bit of thought to where he'd like to take unofficial trips to this spring and summer.

"Definitely UT, maybe Alabama," Bullard said. "I plan on going to maybe Notre Dame sometime. That's probably it for right now."

Bullard, who has a 3.5 GPA, has sent his tape up to Notre Dame, and is receiving plenty of letters.

"The history of Notre Dame, the prestige, it's a good academic school, good coach," Bullard listed.

Bullard was born well after his father's NFL career came to a close, so he never got a chance to see his Dad play.

"He has taught me a lot," Bullard stated. "A lot about football and school and how to be a man."

"He said I'm a lot more athletic than he is, but he played in the league so."

Bullard doesn't anticipate making a college decision any time soon. He plans to take some visits and concentrate on his senior football season.

"I'll probably make my decision either after football season or late football season," he explained. "I'm kind of concentrating on winning a state championship. I'll have college on my mind, but I wont make a decision until the end of my football senior year or shortly after that.

"I'm looking for good academics, prestige and just an all-around good place."

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