Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Blocking a priority for WR Nick Alexander
By Damon Sayles
Oklahoma saw something early in 2014 wide receiver Nick Alexander (Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster). At the Sooners' three-day camp in June, Alexander showed himself to be an outstanding pass-catching receiver with a big body and an even bigger will to achieve.
At Lancaster, Alexander’s role remains the same, but in three games, he’s shown an ability to use his 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame more for blocking purposes. Alexander only has three catches for 48 yards in Lancaster’s run-based offense, but he has been a top contributor in an offense that is averaging almost 30 points and nearly 250 rushing yards per game.
Consider his blocking ability an additional characteristic on his budding football resume.
“I just want people to see my size and my work ethic,” Alexander said. “ I just want to win, so I’ll help my team however I can.”
Alexander, in addition to Oklahoma, claims an offer from SMU. He’s also getting early looks from Alabama, Texas Tech and Indiana.
Alexander said the Oklahoma camp aided in helping him to personally set a fire in his belly -- on and off the field.
“It really inspired me to get better everywhere,” Alexander said. “It made me want to concentrate on my grades and help the team out more. Everything’s going well, team wise. From a recruiting standpoint, many teams have been showing interest in me.”