2006: Alfred Rowe

the 6-1, 205-pound safety, <b>Alfred Rowe</b>, was one of four Long Beach Poly players who came to UCLA's Junior Day, and he's also raving about the event, and then talks about his recruitment...

Completing the quartet of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly prospects who attended UCLA's Junior Day earlier this month is linebacker/safety Alfred Rowe (6-1, 205).

The versatile defender attended Junior Day with fellow Jackrabbits Travon Patterson, Vincent Joseph and Terrance Austin, and like his three teammates, he raved about the day in Westwood.

"Man, it was a good day. It was cool to go with my teammates, and we got to see all the Poly guys there like Byron (Velaga), Kevin (Brown), Rodney (Van) and Marcedes (Lewis). We're like a family," said Rowe.

Rowe said the time on campus definitely was a positive experience for him. "To get to see the campus, and the facilities, they were all very nice. It was cool to meet the coaches. I really like Coach (Karl) Dorrell, he is a good person and a good coach," said Rowe.

While he can play both linebacker and safety, Rowe said he will probably play safety in college. "I could play outside, but I think I'm more of a safety," said Rowe.

Rowe doesn't have any offers to date, but aside from the Bruins, is hearing from most of the Pac-10, Notre Dame and Texas A&M. He declined a leader, but did say he would like to stay close to home if possible.

As a junior, Rowe recorded 71 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception and 3 fumble recoveries while playing both linebacker and safety. He was a major reason Poly won their first CIF Division I title since 2001.

"We had a strong D this year, and we're only going to be better next year," said Rowe, who had 32 tackles in the postseason.

Academically, Rowe said he will be in good standing by next February.


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