Alex Kline, the junior running back/linebacker from Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr, has the ability to play on both sides of the ball, which has earned him a spot on the Pride-N-Skills roster.
Kline will be traveling with Pride-N-Skills this spring and summer as they compete in the 7on7 circuit, which will give him even more practice getting comfortable in his new position on defense.
“For my senior year I will be moving back to strong safety, so I am working on my coverage,” explained Kline. “I feel good about the shift because college coaches see me at the next level as a strong safety anyways, because I move really well and I am getting faster and faster everyday.”
Kline, who is a two-year starter for his high school, described why he would do well in the backfield.
“The fact that I read plays well, I move better than most people, and because I am an aggressive guy and a real ball hog,” said Kline.
In addition to running track and participating in 7on7 tournaments, Kline is also focused on his recruitment. Over the weekend, Kline travelled south to San Diego for an unofficial to San Diego State.
“I have been in communication with their wide receivers coach, LeCharles McDaniel,” said Kline. “Coach McDaniel invited me to come down for their spring game. It was pretty fun even though it was rainy and cold. It’s just a great place. I will definitely consider going there.”
Kline described what impressed him the most about the Aztecs program.
“It’s awesome how much the coaches seem to really care about their players and their success not only on the field, but also in the classroom as well,” said Kline. “The coaches actually go to class and make sure their players are there. They make sure they have no excuses to fail in school, which is great.”
In addition to San Diego State, Kline named the other programs that have also been recruiting him.
“Lately Tennessee has been on me pretty tough,” commented Kline. “UNLV and Northern Arizona just came into the loop. It’s picking up a little bit more every day.”
Although the Vols have been persistent with Kline, he explained the impact of their recent coaching change.
“I might still go to Tennessee’s spring game, but I am still trying to workout the details. I am trying to figure out where I stand with them since their recruiting coordinator just took the defensive backs coaching job at Nebraska,” explained Kline.
Kline mapped out his agenda for the next couple months and his mission for his senior season.
“Still just trying to plans stuff and see where this recruiting thing goes. I am also focused on getting better in the off-season, so when we strap on the pads this fall I will be ready to go and will make a big splash,” commented Kline.