Alex Potasi - Big Man On Campus

When <b>Alex Potasi</b> and his Narbonne teammates went up against the brick wall of a defensive line known as Long Beach Poly, it wasn't very pretty. But that doesn't let the 6'6", 310-pound Potasi slow him down from his ultimate goal; a Division-1 scholarship.

"I never went up against Manual Wright, but they are pretty good," Potasi told when talking about one of the best high school lines in the country. Alex has been doing some line work of his own, though, racking up 25 pancake blocks through 3 games.

Alex didn't play last year due to a torn ACL that kept him out the entire season, but that hasn't stopped colleges from stopping by to see him. He knows his chance to shine is now, and he has put in the time required. "I've improved this year because I've worked harder than before," said Potasi.

His name has been in the recruiting news lately becuause of his on-again, off-again relationship with USC. After accepting the Trojans' offer, it appears their coaches are taking a second look at his 11th-grade injury. "They are questioning me because of my knee," he said of the situation. "I really don't know right now, but I am keeping my eye on other colleges. I'm open to other colleges, but I really want to go to USC because they are close to home. Or UCLA."

The schools that are paying Alex the most attention so far are "Oregon, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon State. Mostly Pac-10 schools," he said.

Washington and Colorado are Potasi's only other standing offers besides USC. Alex talks to Coach Tom Williams for the Huskies. "He's just trying to get me over there," he said of his conversations with the linebackers coach. "I have an interest in Washington." Top Stories