Alonzo gets it right this time around
Alonzo Horton
Alonzo Horton
Mississippi Scout
Posted Sep 24, 2007


Alonzo Horton (DE, N' West CC, MS) - The 6' 3", 260 pound former Auburn defensive end attended the Ole Miss/Florida game with current teammates, Demareo Marr and Daniel Thomas, on Saturday.

The visit just solidified his feelings towards Ole Miss.

"I committed to Coaches Freeze and Orgeron just a few minutes ago," stated Scout.com's #10 nationally rated defensive end coming out of high school. "Coach Orgeron was ecstatic. He told me to welcome back home baby."

Alonzo Horton has made it no secret that he went against his heart in high school and signed with Auburn instead due to family pressure. But now he feels like he has it right this time.

"Coach Frank and Orgeron never pressured me in high school, and they never pressured me now. I appreciated that because a lot of coaches are always trying to almost con you into coming to their program. But I think they knew in my heart that I wanted to be at Ole Miss, and I always knew in my heart that I wanted to be at Ole Miss. I never got them off of my mind, and I am just blessed to end up where I was always was suppose to be."

There were also a few more positives for the Rebels.

"I just know Coach Frank and Orgeron in a personal way. I wanted to get my recruitment out of the way. I needed to concentrate on my books. I was already starting to get phone calls from all over the place, and when I got back home from Saturday's game, I knew it was time to get it over with."

Horton expects to be a main factor in the Rebels defensive end rotation next season.

"They want me to play the Leo position, get after the passer. I noticed that they did not have much depth against Florida and they kind of got winded. I think I could have helped them out a lot against Florida."

Horton moved to defensive end in Thursday's game but had to go back to MLB after the first few snaps.

"They went to a 5 wide out set, so we had to go to a 3-4. I moved back to MLB but finished the game with 10 tackles, 6 solos, 1 sack, and 1 tackle for a loss.

Alonzo now has 34 tackles, 8 QB hurries, 2 sacks, and 3 tackles for losses in four games of action for N' West CC.

He is scheduled to graduate in May and will enroll at Ole Miss with 2 to play 2.


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