Alex Reigelsperger is a 6’4″ weak-side defensive end out of Dayton, Ohio and I was fortunate enough to get a little of his time on Saturday to talk about his recruitment. Alex, who is part of the 2018 recruiting class, is a very skilled linemen with 4.7 second speed in the 40 yard dash. While currently weighing only 235 pounds, he is a little undersized at the moment. But with 2 more years of high school football before he heads to college, his body will continue to develop and he will gain weight. I would be surprised if he didn’t head to college around the 250 pound mark, and once he gets to work with college trainers, he will get even bigger.
While still a sophomore in high school, Alex has garnered major interest from college coaches and has already received scholarship offers from several schools. One such school is the Kentucky Wildcats. Others who have been confirmed to have offered are Miami (Ohio), Purdue, Cincinnati, and Western Michigan. There are two teams at the top of his list right now, with Kentucky and Penn State being those two. Not far behind is Western Michigan and Purdue. Alex visited the University of Cincinnati on April 2nd and while there, was offered a scholarship to become a Bearcat.
Kentucky fans will want to follow the recruitment of Alex as I fully expect him to become a Wildcat in the near future. Be sure to show him the love of the Big Blue Nation by following him here. Without further delay, read below to see what Alex had to say about his recruitment.
DC: Where do you currently stand in your recruitment?
Alex: Well I just visited Cincinnati today, and I’m going around all month for spring games. I’m going to Penn State soon, who I expect to offer me. Cincinnati offered me today. I will be going on visits to Ohio State, Michigan State, and Indiana
DC: Do you currently have a list of top schools?
Alex: Yes sir, my favorite over all is UK, then Penn State. I really like Western Michigan and Purdue also, but Kentucky is my favorite by far.
DC: Who has been your primary recruiter from Kentucky’s staff?
Alex: Coach Marrow. Him and Coach Brombaugh, along with Tobias if he counts (laughter)
DC: Do you have any kind of time table for when you plan to trim your list of schools or announce a commitment?
Alex: Growing up, I always wanted to announce with hats at the bowl game stuff, like the Army Bowl or others like it. However, after talking it over with my family and thinking more about it, I think my decision and commitment will be very close. Very, very close
DC: What interests you the most about Kentucky?
Alex: Their education process along with new building. They’re building all new everything and their educational process is amazing. Also, they’re always so close to beating huge teams, they just need an extra push to be extremely dominant in the SEC. Being in the SEC, I think they give me the best chance to further my potential and give me the best chance to reach the next level.
DC: What camps are you going to be attending?
Alex: I will be attending the Rivals camp next week, The Opening camp, then Ohio State, Cincinnati, and the Kentucky camp. I may go to the Peen State and Oregon camps also
DC: Lastly, do you have a message you’d like to share to the readers?
Alex: Yes, to the younger kids or players in general, I’d like to say don’t ever let anyone say you can’t do anything. All my life, I had people telling me I was too small or too short or not smart enough to do this or that, but with hard work anything is possible. In a year, I turned myself around and now have 5 scholarship offers and even one from an SEC school, I am now highly recruited and will have several choices as to where I want to attend college. Anything you truly want or set your mind too can be done as long as you believe in yourself.