Oregon Showing Interest In Alfieri

After a successful performance at the Oakland NFTC, Portland (Ore.) Jesuit linebacker Joey Alfieri discusses a hometown school that has re-entered the picture for him.

Coming off of a reportedly impressive showing at the Oakland NFTC last weekend, Joey Alfieri is seeing his stock grow in the recruiting department. The Jesuit linebacker was excited to mix it up with some of the top athletes in the nation and come out with a glowing review.

"There were a lot of top guys with a lot of offers and it was good to get my name out there with the best of the best," Alfieri said.

Alfieri also visited Stanford while he was down in the Bay Area and said that it was a "good experience", and that he and his family really enjoyed the trip. He has also been in contact with Northwestern, USC, Nebraska, Tennessee and Vanderbilt as of late.

One other school that has re-entered the picture is Oregon. Though Alfieri has held an Oregon State offer for months, Oregon seemed hesitant on their interest in Alfieri until a few weeks ago.

"They didn't really talk to me that much for the last couple of months," Alfieri said. "About a month ago, or less, they got in contact with me and it was good. They seem like they are starting to be a little more interested in me."

Alfieri attended Oregon's spring game and toured the facilities while talking with the coaching staff. He also caught up with Ducks wide receiver, and former Jesuit star, Keanon Lowe.

"We talked for about 30 minutes about Oregon and why he chose it," Alfieri said.

Alfieri mentioned that he had a long conversation with defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti while in Eugene and has kept in contact with linebackers coach Don Pellum since then. However, it was new head coach Mark Helfrich that seemed impressed with what Alfieri could do on the football field.

"They just said that they reviewed my highlight tape as a coaching staff and they all really liked it," Alfieri said. "Coach Helfrich especially wanted them to get me down there to meet everyone. They really liked my aggressiveness on defense and my versatility to be able to play at multiple positions."

Alfieri said that he may make it back to Eugene this summer, but nothing is set in stone yet.

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