When you have options, there is no rush to make a decision. Alex Officer is utilizing that methodology when it comes to his recruitment. He has chosen to focus on his senior season and worry about his decision at a later time. Still, that has not stopped programs from aggressively pursuing the talented guard.
On Friday, Officer and the Eastridge Lancers traveled to Brighton to take on Devan Carter and the Brighton Barons. His team came out on the victorious side of a 32-9 contest. Officer controlled the line of scrimmage for the most part, and was able to get to the second level. He pulled on a number of occasions, showing the athleticism to play at the division one level. He was satisfied with his performance.
"I played pretty well out there," Officer said after the win. "The team as a whole is going to get better and our line has to get better as a whole. Hopefully we will work things out in practice this week."
There seemed to be a concerted effort to get to the second level. Officer would engage his man, then sprint to find another man to block. This is something the Lancers work on in practice.
"Oh yeah, we definitely work on that," Officer explained. "Because, you know, it helps the running backs when he doesn't have to worry about where to run the ball. So if I can block a guy at the line of scrimmage then go to the second level and take out one or two backers, it really helps my team."
Currently holding several offers, the 3-star guard is taking his time with his recruitment. He is focused on his senior season at Eastridge, and will let the recruiting work itself out after the season is over.
"It's been going pretty well," the Rochester (NY) product described. "I've been getting more interest from other teams. I just want to worry about my season first and then go in and really slow things down and find the right place for me to go school next year."
That mentality has not led to school's backing off. Officer is receiving heavy interest from several BCS programs.
"Louisville, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Old Dominion are recruiting me the hardest," he claimed. "Those schools are really talking to me. They come to my school a lot so I can tell they're really into me."
Currenly, no visits are scheduled for the 6-foot-4, 310 pound lineman. He is looking to wait until after the season to start taking visits and trim his list.
"Oh no, nothing is scheduled yet," Officer said. "I'm going to try to wait and take them after the season. I don't want any distractions. I'm definitely going to cut my list after the season. You know, get my top schools and see where I want to visit. I'll make my decision soon after that."