USF On Top For JUCO Defensive Back

Alex Wells, a JUCO DB from ASA - The College for Excellence, was recently offered by the University Of South Florida out of the AAC. Where do the Bulls stand in Wells' recruitment? It's here at

Alex Wells, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound defensive back, has been a force in 2013 for ASA - The College for Excellence in New York, New York. Wells was a star at Baltimore (Md.) Overlea for his prep years, which came to an end in 2012.

At Overlea, Wells rushed for 1676 yards on 133 carries and 21 touchdowns, while accumulating 136 tackles , four interceptions, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in 2012. In addition to his rushing scores, Wells had five special team touchdowns and two defensive scores, giving him 32 touchdowns his senior year.

Wells eventually made the move to ASA - The College for Excellence and played in nine games his first season, finishing second in tackles amongst defensive backs with 25, including 2.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, and a break-up. spoke with Wells on his current season and his first offer he recently received.

"Our season is going well," Wells said. "So far, I have three interceptions, two forced fumbles, 22 tackles, two touchdowns, and one fumble recovery. Schools are calling so that's always good."

Prospects are always flooded with phone calls from collegiate coaches, but Wells fielded a special phone call not too long ago. That phone call was from the South Florida Bulls, who gave the defensive back his first scholarship offer.

"I picked up the offer last week on Wednesday," Wells said. "Coach (Eric) Mathis called me and the DB's coach (Ron Cooper) came on the phone. They said they sat down and watched my tape and said they were real happy about me. The coaches said they have an offer for me and they just need to see how my grades transfer and everything."

As for visits, Wells currently has no itinerary set.

"USF wants to work out a visit with me," Wells said. "Louisiana Lafayette also wants me to come down sometime in November to check the school out, but I haven't really scheduled anything yet.

With one offer on the table for Wells, does the defensive back have a leader in his recruitment?

"To be honest, I actually like USF," Wells said. "Arizona is okay and they're a little far. But USF, I would like to see them and they have a lot of entry putting guys in the NFL."

Are the Bulls Wells' leader?

Wells - "Yeah."

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