Alex Kline, the junior running back/linebacker from Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr, has the ability to play on both sides of the ball, but at this point is leaning more towards offense.
“My preference is probably running back, it’s more natural for me. Playing linebacker is a little bit more work, but I still get the job done and do a lot of good things on both sides of the ball,” said Kline.
Kline, who is a two-year starter for his high school, says being back on the field this year feels like home.
“Yeah it’s exciting, because it’s my second year so I know everything. I have strong presence on this team and I am a leader. Next year is going to be my third year, so I will pick up a couple offers and just ball out,” said Kline.
As a junior, Kline’s recruitment has already started to kick into gear. Kline discussed the schools that have been showing him interest, and what he knows he needs to do this year in order to lock up his first offer.
“The program I have heard from the most so far is Penn State. I have also heard from Boise State, Alabama, USC and UCLA. Right now, Penn State is at the top of my list. I like their style of play and I just like what their doing up there. Alabama as well, because I love their coaching staff,” said Kline.
“Honestly, I just need to keep my grades up and pass my SAT’s with good scores, and just keep doing what I am doing out there on the field. I am just doing everything I possibly can in every game and leaving it all out there on the field,” said Kline.
Kline would like to take time this year to check out some of the local programs that are showing him interest.
“I would like to take some unofficial visits this year, maybe to USC and UCLA. I want to go check them out and see where I am at on their recruiting board. Basically any programs that are out here on the west coast, I will probably go and take any unofficial to,” said Kline.
With the ability to be an asset on offense and defense, Kline talked about his position preference on the field.
“I would like to play running back or linebacker. It will depend on which one I excel at during the next two years, but right now it looks like it will be at running back,” said Kline. “Right now, I am being recruited as an athlete, some coaches think I can also play strong safety because of my speed. Honestly, it really doesn’t matter, as long as I get to be out on the field doing what I do, and do what I love which is playing football.”