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Cartersville’s Alexander to visit Louisville

9:26 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cartersville’s Morgan Alexander has scheduled an official visit to <b>Louisville </b>on Nov. 22, when the Cardinals host West Virginia. Louisville is one of four schools that have extended scholarship offers to Alexander. The others are Arkansas, Indiana and South Carolina State. Coaches from North Carolina State met with Alexander at Cartersville last week and told him that they would be offering soon. Additionally, Tennessee and Clemson have begun recruiting Alexander, who has seven touchdowns in three games this season — five rushing, one receiving and one 91-yard kickoff return. “I haven’t started to narrow down my list yet, but I know I need to,” Alexander said. “I’ll probably start doing some research on the [internet] on each school, to see what they have to offer.” Alexander said he likely will take official visits to Arkansas and Indiana. He’ll take unofficial visits to the other schools, including Tennessee on Saturday, where he will watch the Vols host Florida. “I’ve been in that atmosphere before. I went to see them play Georgia last year,” Alexander said of the scene at Neyland Stadium. “It will be exciting for me. Like a fat kid in a candy store.”

M.L. King's Kight weighing offers

11:37 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2008

M.L. King linebacker Joel Kight says he’s going to stay open on all scholarship offers until he learns more about the schools. He’s also learning a new position. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Kight has moved to safety to help the Lions (3-1) put the best 11 [defenders] on the field. He says it’s possible that he will play safety in college. “It’s not really hurting me. I think it’s helping me,” said Kight of the position change. “As long as we’re getting wins, it’s fine with me.” The biggest difference in the positions? “You think pass first as a safety,” he said. “Linebackers are always thinking run first.” If Kight had to pick front-runners, he said he’d pick Mississippi, Boston College and Oklahoma State. He also has offers from Connecticut, Duke, Miami-Ohio, Indiana and Arizona State. One requirement in the program he chooses is team effort. “As long as they play hard, I like that because I play hard,” he said. Kight is MLK’s leading tackler. He averages 11 tackles (solos and assists) in four games.

ACC program offers Cartersville RB Alexander

10:47 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cartersville’s Morgan Alexander collected his fourth scholarship offer just over a week ago. “I picked up an offer from N.C. State a week ago Friday,” said Alexander, who is considered the 107th-best running back in the nation by “I already had offers from Louisville, Arkansas and Indiana.” The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Alexander, who runs the 40 in 4.46 seconds, said Louisville and N.C. State are recruiting him the hardest. “They’re both calling a lot,” he said. “And N.C. State said they plan on sending some coaches to see me play.” Alexander is also being evaluated by a pair of programs whose school colors is predominately orange. “I’m being recruited by Clemson and Tennessee,” he said. Cartersville, which is ranked No. 10 in Class AAA, hosts the No. 3 program in Class AA, Westminster, on Friday.

Alexander's Mitchell likes Kentucky's attention

4:54 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2008

Usually, only the so-called “five star” recruits have the perk of being recruited by head coaches. But even though he is not in the five-star category, Alexander offensive tackle Kevin Mitchell still gets the royal treatment from Kentucky. From the beginning, Mitchell, who has committed to the Wildcats, has been recruited by Kentucky offensive coordinator Joker Phillips. Phillips has been named by Kentucky athletic officials as the “head coach in waiting,” and will take over when current head coach Rich Brooks steps down. That could happen during Mitchell’s four-year stay at the school. Mitchell said it was a big reason he committed to Kentucky, after being courted by Louisville, Indiana, Oregon and several other schools. He’ll take unofficial visits to Kentucky in the next few weeks to watch the Wildcats take on South Carolina and Arkansas. He’ll wait until after the season to take an official visit to Lexington. “It definitely made an impression on me. Not many [recruits] get to talk to the head coach, or the future head coach, on a regular basis,” Mitchell said. “It helps you establish great trust right away.”

Ole Miss interested in Gainesville DE Jackson

12:25 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2008

Former Auburn star and current Ole Miss defensive line coach Tracy Rocker made inquires last week on Gainesville defensive end Josh Jackson, a member of the AJC’s The Georgia Top 150. “Ole Miss is heating up on him,” Gainesville assistant coach Todd Wofford said. “Coach Rocker said they’ll keep watching and see how he plays this year.” Central Florida and Indiana have also show interest in the 6-foot-2, 248-pound Jackson, whose hobbies include singing with an R&B/hip hop group.

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