February 28, 2008

Cartersville running back is one to watch

A name that will soon start to pop on many college radars is Cartersville, Georgia's Morgan Alexander. The versatile back put together a productive junior season and is poised to build on that for his senior campaign. Though he has no offers to date, that could change in the near future.

One of Alexander's most alluring qualities to college coaches is his versatility on the football field. He did a little bit of everything on offense for his Cartersville team.

"I thought I did pretty good being a junior," he said. "I did everything I could to help the team out. At the beginning of the season I was more of a running back but towards the end of the year they had me as more of a wide receiver. I really like running back but if I were to go to college and they told me to play wide receiver that would be ok."

As a runner, Alexander's vision is one of the things that set him apart.

"I cut back real quick," he said. "I see the field real open and I catch the ball really well. I've been working out and trying to get my speed up. I run track but I couldn't run this year because of a hamstring I'm working on."

On the recruiting trail some SEC schools have already been showing the 5-foot-10 back plenty of interest.

"South Carolina and Mississippi State, they've been looking at me hard," he said. "I'm getting letters and they're calling the school."

This weekend, Alexander will be off to the University of Tennessee for Coach Fulmer's junior day. Tennessee is already a school that is held in high esteem with Alexander.

"My team as a kid was Tennessee," he said. "I was always a Tennessee fan. They've been calling my coaches and everything. Sunday I gotta go to the University of Tennessee for their junior day and I may go to the University of Alabama for their junior day in May."

When asked what his goals are for his senior season, Alexander makes it clear that his goals are very closely aligned with the success of his team.

"It's not gonna be all about me," he said. "My team comes first in everything. I'm just gonna do what I can do to help the team out, trying to win a state championship."


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