has been in the right place at the right time this season for Blue Valley (KS) Northwest. In his first year as a starter, the junior running back has raced for 1,265 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground, establishing himself as a key cog in the Huskies' offense. At the same time, he's become a name to watch for the class of 2015 in The Sunflower State.
"I really didn't expect to get the ball as much as I do," Alexander said with a smile. "We have a great quarterback, and we have some of the best receivers in the EKL. I love getting the ball and showing what I can do."
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound RB is one of the top athletes in the Eastern Kansas League. With a 4.53-second 40-yard dash, and a personal best of 22-feet in the long jump, his speed and explosiveness have added a new dimension to the Northwest ground game.
"Behind the line of scrimmage, I'm a patient runner. I like to wait and see my blocks open up. Once I get through the hole, I feel as though I should be able to outrun anyone in the open field."
BVNW head coach Mike Zegunis employs a number of spread and pistol sets in the Huskies' offense. Alexander feels his ability to make plays in space is a great fit for what his squad does with the football.
"I really like running the pistol," Alexander said. "It's hard for defenses to tell which way you are going to go. Or even the spread offense, we will spread out teams and see what I can do."
"I had a goal going into the season to get 1400 yards," he said as the Huskies gear up for the regular season finale. "I am a little under that right now. If I keep playing like I have been, I should be able to get past that. If I could get to 2,000, I would be very happy, and I think I can with the help of my incredible offensive line."
Alexander hasn't even begun the recruiting process, but his performance so far for the Huskies will make him an interesting name to watch through the postseason, as well as on the summer camp circuit in 2014.
"I would love to play college football," he said, nodding. "I love the sport. The people I have the luxury of seeing and being with everyday at practice. Getting to celebrate wins with them, there's nothing like it."
"If I could do something I love to pay for school, that would be great."
Miles Alexander didn't expect this. Through eight games, he's the second-leading rusher in the toughest league in Kansas, with seven 100-yard games to his credit, and a key part of Blue Valley Northwest's 6-2 record. The 2015 prospect talks with Scout.com about his first year as a starter in the Huskies' backfield.
2015 Blue Valley (KS) Northwest running back is a rising star in The Sunflower State