Alvarez Impresses at TCU Camp

Mesquite Horn's Jonathan Alvarez showed up in Ft. Worth on a mission. The 6'3" 280 pound guard/center prospect looked like one of the top three linemen in attendance.

The TCU Horned Frogs hosted some of the region's top prospects on Friday. Some players that attended were on every watch list in the country, while others were there to make a name for themselves. Mesquite Horn's Jonathan Alvarez was one of the "sleeper" type prospects that earned a new level of respect following his performance.

So how did the 6'3" 280 pound lineman feel he performed on TCU's campus?

"I thought I did great today" said Alvarez. "I tried to get as many reps in one on ones as I could and I won just about every one of them so it boosted my confidence."

With an offer on the table from Louisiana-Monroe and a pair of smaller offers from Northwestern State and Incarnate Word, Alvarez isn't a complete unknown. As a matter of fact, with his performance Friday, he now seems poised to garner more offers as the process rolls along.

"I can play all three positions on the line but most schools want me at center and that's where TCU worked me out" he said. "I play right guard at my school and I prefer the interior line because I enjoy the physicality and I get to be myself in there."

With the TCU staff holding him after to get a closer look, Alvarez felt like he showed what he was all about.

"TCU has a great coaching staff and I learned a lot from them today" said the big lineman. "They said I did really good today and they're recruiting me as a center."

"They're going to keep up with me and see how I'm doing and hopefully they'll offer me."

With other schools like OU and Texas Tech taking a closer look at Alvarez, he feels like he's on the verge of landing some big time offers.

"Louisiana-Monroe is my only D-1 offer right now but I'm very proud of it and I want to keep working and get some more offers to come in."

The Mesquite Horn star wants to have his decision made by the middle of the season and says he'll know when it's the right fit.

"I just want to be set and make sure that I know what I'm doing" he said. "I want to be sure that I pick a school that will be a good choice for me for the rest of my life."

With offers out to some other lineman, TCU is in the wait and see mode with Alvarez. Stay logged on to to see who else throws their hat into the ring. With his performance Friday, more offers are surely coming.

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