Friday, January 4, 2013
Alexander talks Army combine, junior day
By Damon Sayles
SAN ANTONIO -- Nick Alexander (Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster) will never forget playing for a state championship. While his team came up short in the final, the 2014 ESPN Watch List wide receiver has made it a personal goal to do as much possible to help Lancaster return to state.
Alexander was one of roughly 500 participants at the U.S. Army National Combine at the Alamodome, and he entered the facility with one thing in mind -- getting better.
“It was a good combine that showed me I needed to get better in certain areas on the field,” Alexander said. “I can improve on my speed and my ability to do things where I can make people surprised.”
Alexander selectively forgot his 40-yard dash time, admitting it wasn’t his best effort, but he did talk about his 30-inch vertical -- something he feels he can definitely develop. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver said Friday’s combine, and the spring and summer seasons, will be key in him becoming more of a go-to option in Lancaster’s offense.
Alexander already has offers from Oklahoma and SMU, and he said he will be in attendance for Oklahoma’s junior day on Jan. 12. As for upcoming camps and combines, Alexander said he hasn’t set any dates but is ready to show his worth.
“I have a lot more to prove to people,” he said. “The school I go to, we run the ball mostly, and [people] don’t feel we’re a passing team. I feel like I have much more to prove to people.”