The Portland (Ore.) Jesuit 2014 fullback/linebacker, Joey Alfieri, is hoping to play defense in…
Alfieri Lands First Offer
Portland (Ore.) Jesuit 2014 fullback and outside linebacker Joey Alfieri received some good news Monday afternoon. "I was on the phone with coach Jay Locey and he said after seeing me live versus Aloha, at camp this summer and on film they were impressed," said Alfieri. "He said they want my kind of player there and offered me a scholarship." Alfieri plays linebacker and fullback for Jesuit, two positions he has the size and speed to play at the next level. "They said they mainly like me at linebacker," said Alfieri. "I am calling coach Riley tomorrow to talk more specifically." "I am open to play both sides of the ball, whichever side they want me," said Alfieri. "I feel more comfortable on defense, but I will play whichever side the coach wants." Alfieri not only received his first offer, but was also around when his friend and teammate received the same good news. "It was a great feeling, I felt so relieved to get that first Division I offer," said Alfieri. "Henry Mondeaux was on the phone right after me, it was cool. We have been working out together for the last couple years." The Beavers have to be an early favorite for the 6'3" 222lbs prospect, not only because of their early offer, but because of deep family connections. "Both my parents went to Oregon State, so they are the team I was the biggest fan of," said Alfieri. "Stanford would be amazing, to get an offer from there. Oregon State and Stanford are the schools I was a fan of." In addition to Oregon State, programs from all over the West are showing interest. "I am getting letters from almost all the Pac-12 schools," said Alfieri. "I am hearing from Arizona State, Oregon, Missouri, Washington, UCLA, California and Nebraska." Alfieri camped in Corvallis this past summer and has been able to get out for a few unofficial visits this year. "This last summer I just went to Oregon State's camp and I have taken unofficial visits to Oregon and Oregon State," said Alfieri. "This summer I am still deciding on camps. I want to go to Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and USC if I could get down there. Henry and I will look at Notre Dame too." Alfieri talked about what he thinks separates him from his opponents. "I think one thing that isn't easy to notice is that I have a high IQ for the game," said Alfieri. "Every week I am reading a different keys and I am doing my job . I am pretty consistent." Jake Worthen is a West Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com. Follow him on Twitter | Contact him at E-Mail | .
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