Alston Stays Hot

Timber Creek Regional High outside linebacker Quinton Alston is picking up scholarship offers left and right. Already holding at least one offer from all six BCS conferences, Alson, who grabbed another BCS offer Thursday, has been the focus on UW's newest assistant coach.

MADISON - After grabbing two highly-touted and highly-rated prospects in the New Jersey area during the 2010 recruiting cycle, Wisconsin isn't shy about sending new assistant coach Greg Jackson to the East Coast in search of recruits.

Jackson hasn't been shy about sending out offers either, as the former New York Giants safety has offered five prospects Wisconsin scholarship, most of which have come in the past two months.

After hitting Camden Catholic High last year, getting QB Joe Brennan and TE Sherard Cadogan to commit, Jackson has focused his efforts on the talented trio at Timber Creek Regional High in Erial, NJ, four-star wide receiver Damiere Byrd and three-star outside linebacker Quinton Alston.

"Coach Jackson called me out of the blue and said they really liked my film," Alston told Badger Nation. "He said he watched the film with the defensive coordinator (Dave Doeren) and they were really impressed with what I can do on the field. They said they shut off the film and put the offer right in the mail."

Alston's mail box was stuffed full of five offers that day and the schools haven't stopped calling. Up to 22 offers and having at least one from all six BCS conferences this morning, Alston picked up offer 23 from Virginia by lunchtime.

"I'm starting to research schools like Wisconsin and Virginia, schools I don't know a lot about," Alston said. "I want to see if I can visit Wisconsin and check them out along with other (Midwest) schools."

Alston finished his junior season with 80 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, four sacks and defended two passes. He was named first-team All-Conference and first-team All-Group III. He says he can bench 330-pounds, squat 450 and has a 31-inch vertical jump.

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