2018 WR/TE Alec Pierce recently picked up his first offer from Illinois State and is primed for a big spring/summer. He updated me on his recruiting.
You can find Alec on Twitter @ajpierce00.
Glen Ellyn, IL
Wt: 190 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: Now that your season is over it’s already time to get ready for next season. What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason?
AP: I am lifting every school day morning. On the weekends, I catch balls and run routes and on top of that, I am doing some speed and agility training.
LPI: You currently have an offer from Illinois State and are also getting D1 looks for Volleyball. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program and do you think playing Volleyball complements your game on the gridiron?
AP: The skill set I can bring to the table is my catch radius. The ability to go up and get the ball is my strong suit. Playing volleyball, I have developed my jumping ability, hand eye coordination and lateral quickness.
LPI: Besides Illinois State, which schools have shown serious interest in you for football?
AP: Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Air Force, Fordham, Cornell, Bowling Green and Northwestern.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits or college camps coming up?
AP: I visited Central Michigan, Western Michigan and Bowling Green last weekend. I plan on heading out east and visiting Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Fordham in the spring. I plan on going to Iowa State’s camp and Northwestern’s camp as well.
LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?
AP: I lead by example. I haven’t missed a morning workout this winter. I also balance multiple sports while still maintaining a 5.3 GPA.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
Ryan Diver: Ryan is a very strong leader. As our go to running back, he makes people miss in the open field as well as getting the tough yards when we need them. He is a great athlete who can make catches out of the backfield as well.
Dre Thomas: Dre got some varsity carries as a sophomore. He started every game for us last year. He is elusive and hard to take down when he gets the ball. Without the ball, he is a great blocker that we depend on.
Pat Howard: Pat played cornerback and safety for us last year. He plays the game at one speed never shying away from contact. He is a track star who has great speed and athleticism.