A prospect in Georgia that is picking up steam in recruiting is defensive end Cortez Alston.
The 6-foot-2.5, 257 pound rising senior out of Atlanta (Ga.) Westminster has over a dozen scholarship offers, including hometown school Georgia Tech, and others, like Boston College, Kentucky, Michigan State, and Vanderbilt.
He has a couple offers from schools in the Pac 12 too and those are California and USC. He is high on both of those schools. Alston is hoping to land offers from another school in California, UCLA, and Notre Dame as well.
Alston breaks down what the offers from the Golden Bears and Trojans mean, why he wants offers from the Bruins and Irish, when he could commit to a school, what will play into his decision, and more in the interview above.
As a prospect, Alston is a defensive lineman who you see everywhere when you watch his tape. He makes a play on the edge, then he is chases the ball down the field, then he is in the backfield pressuring the quarterback, and then he is crashing down the line. He is a versatile defensive lineman who has played with his hand down and standing up. He is a down lineman on the next level. Maybe best suited for the five technique now, but could develop into a strong three technique on the next level. He shows good strength at the point of attack and when he plays with leverage, he wins. He is a physical player who works his hands. He has to improve his quickness off the ball and his overall technique. He plays hard and he plays with energy, but his first step needs improvement as does his pad level.