Alonzo Sets One Official Visit

Shakim Alonzo kicked off his senior season with a 31-7 win over Thomas Jefferson last night. Alonzo had a touchdown catch in the win.

Shakim Alonzo finished with 24 receptions for 511 yards and five touchdowns as a junior, helping Woodland Hills to a 9-4 record and an appearance in the WPIAL title game before losing to eventual state champ North Allegheny.

The interest has really picked up for Alonzo this offseason, as he claims offers from Purdue, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Temple, Toledo, Kent State and Eastern Michigan. Though his senior season hasn't officially begin, Alonzo has one official visit in mind.

"I plan on taking my official to Purdue on October 1," Alonzo said. "I haven't set up the rest of them, yet."

Former teammate Mike Lee signed with the Boilermakers in the 2010 recruiting class, and is a redshirt freshman linebacker.

Though he hasn't set any other official visits, Alonzo does have a few of those schools in mind.

"Right now, I'm looking at Cincinnati and Wisconsin, too," Alonzo added. "I like Wisconsin too. They're like a pro-style team. They run the same offense we run, basically—Nick Toon (at his position)."

Alonzo also didn't rule out the hometown Pittsburgh Panthers as a possibility.

"I have been to a couple of their practices," Alonzo added. "They're fast-paced. Their offense now is way faster than they were. It's really, really, fast-pace. I met most of (the coaches) while I was there, too."


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