Fulmer, Saban, Weis, Rodriguez and Meyer

National Recruiting Editor
Posted May 7, 2008


Alex Bullard says he now favors Tennessee slightly over Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, Florida and South Carolina. "I'm really looking at all of them," Bullard said. "I plan to narrow down my list toward the beginning of summer. I'll probably have my five or six favorites this summer and just go from there. I'll probably take my official visits in the fall and take my time..."

Alex Bullard, the 6-foot-4, 275 pound four-star offensive tackle from Brentwood Academy, Tenn., helped lead his team to an 11-2 record and a berth in the Div. II, 3A state championship game.

"I have great feet for an offensive lineman," Bullard said. "I'm very athletic and I can finish my blocks. I play very aggressive and hard.

"I want to work on my pad level and play lower," he said. "I still want to get stronger and more powerful. I'm also going to continuing working on my pass blocking."

Bullard, Scout.com's No. 25 offensive tackle, says he has 18 scholarship offers and is still wide open. "I'm really looking at all of them," he said. "I plan to narrow down my list toward the beginning of summer. I'll probably have my five or six favorites this summer and just go from there. I'll probably take my official visits in the fall and take my time.

"I want to make sure I get a good degree that will put me where I want to be," he said. "I want a coaching staff that will push me and help me get to the next level. I don't care about things like weather, location or distance. I just want to be comfortable and find the best place for me."

Although Bullard says he's still open, he admits he now favors Tennessee slightly over Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, Florida and South Carolina. All of his favorites have offered.

"I like them all, but Tennessee is close and they are recruiting me the most right now," Bullard said. "Just the prestige and tradition there is amazing. That's a place I know a lot of people at and feel at home. I really like coach Phillip Fulmer. He's a very good man and very kind. He's easy to talk too."

Bullard attended the Alabama spring game, although he missed the actual game because he was taking the ACT. "They have great facilities at Alabama," he said. "I think coach Nick Saban is a great coach and has lots of experience. He really knows what he's doing. What I like most about him is that he teaches the whole person and not just the football player.

"Overall I had a good time at Alabama and really liked all the guys there," he said. "We had a fun time. Plus they had like the number one recruiting class and are very serious about winning. I think they'll do pretty good next year. The SEC will be fun to watch."

The only other spring game that Bullard attended was Notre Dame's. "I had a really great time," he said. "It's a unique school. I liked coach Charlie Weis too. He's a real straightforward guy and doesn't beat around the bush. He spent time to talk with me and said they expect a lot from their players both on and off the field.

"Watching their spring game was very exciting and motivation for me," he said. "They looked great and they are really improving. They are more mature and ready to win. I really think they are on the way up."

With the recent coaching change at Michigan, Bullard says he is interested to see how the Wolverines look next season. "I'm really excited to see them play," he said. "I want to see how their new spread offense looks and how coach Rich Rodriguez does. He did a great job at West Virginia and Michigan is a big-time school that is used to winning so everyone is gonna expect them to win right away."

Another school with great expectations is Florida. "They are a team that is always in the mix," he said. "They are always playing for the SEC championship or the national championship. They have high expectations and coach Urban Meyer is great. I'm excited to see them play next year too."

Bullard says he also has offers from Oklahoma, Duke, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Auburn and Stanford, among others.

He bench presses 305 pounds, squats 440 and vertical jumps 26".

He reports a 3.3 core GPA and a 960 SAT and 22 ACT. Bullard says he wants to major in mathematics.



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