Rowe hoping for a second chance

After signing with USC, current Mt. San Antonio LB Alfred Rowe (6-2, 215) thought he had it all. However, things changed for the talented defender and now he's trying to restart his career at one of the top JC programs in the country. caught up with Rowe recently and he updated us on things including which schools are currently showing the most interest on the recruiting trail...

Rowe was an outstanding prep football prospect out of Long Beach Poly in 2006, but after signing with the Trojans and reshirting, problems in the classroom began to catch up with him and following his redshirt freshman season in 2007 he decided a change was needed.

"I loved it there, but I needed to get out," Rowe told recently. "I needed to get my grades straight and just refocus on what was important."

He's done that so far at Mt. San Antonio, ranking second on the team in tackles with 30 while playing one of the two linebacker positions.

"We play a 4-2-5, so they have me on the right side in that alignment," Rowe said. "It's been fun just getting back out there and playing. At SC I was only playing special teams, so this is a chance for me to get back into the flow of things as a regular player again."

Rowe said schools like Kansas, Oregon State, Arizona State and Sacramento State have been the most active in recruiting him.

"I had an offer from OSU in high school, so they are a definitely a school I'm interested in," Rowe said. "I don't have any offers yet, so I'm open to everyone, I just want to play some ball and get an education."

Because Rowe is a 4-2-4 prospect, he has to get his AA degree before he can transfer and he'll finish that up in February.

"I'm hoping to sign with a school that's on the quarter system because I can be there for spring ball," Rowe said. "Wherever I go, they need to know I've got things in order and I'm focused to be the best player I can be."

Wherever Rowe ends up he'll have two years to play two once he arrives.

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