Profile 2003-Alton Widemon (Athlete)

This all-around athlete will certainly be a man to watch in 2002. Widemon (6-1, 170) is considering Vanderbilt in addition to several Big 12 schools.

Widemon, who will play corner, free safety and wide receiver for Lindale head coach Greg Owens this season, was asked if practices had already started for them.

"We started on Monday," he said. "Two-a-days."

Alton had an impressive junior season, accumulating 686 all-purpose yards in addition to recording 65 tackles (40 solo, 25 assists) with one fumble recovery, two caused fumbles, four tackles for losses, three interceptions and 30 pass breakups on defense.

"I'm basically being recruited as a corner in college," he said.

Over the summer, Widemon, has increased his bench to 315 lbs and has an impressive 4.4 forty, a 38-inch vertical leap along with a 3.91 shuttle time. He also carries a 90.1 GPA, has scored a 19 on the ACT and plans on majoring in Kinesiology.

Alton was asked about favorites.

"Nebraska is No. 1," he said. "They're my favorite, but I'm also considering Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and Arkansas. I'm still not sure about my fifth school."

You can be sure of Widemon making some heads turn in 2002.

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