Coming out of high school Jevon Kearse’s talent was too big for his body. Believe it or not he wasn’t all that big and many people told him that he would never play defensive end in college. A prospect that is drawing similar comparisons is New Orleans (La.) Abramson defensive end/outside linebacker Alonzo Horton. Though he only measured in at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds at the NIKE camp in Baton Rouge, he is making a big splash with college recruiters.
“So far I have offers from Arkansas, Nebraska, Michigan State, Auburn, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, South Carolina and Indiana," Horton said. "I feel like I am getting close with Tennessee, Florida, Notre Dame and Miami because of the way have been talking.”
Horton plays defensive end in high school and very well may do so in college, but he will also get a strong look at linebacker.
“Most of the college coaches I talk to tell me that I remind them of Jevon Kearse," Horton said. "They told me that we are about the same size coming out of high school and we play a lot alike. A lot of schools are looking at me as a linebacker and a lot are looking to put me as a rushing defensive end.”
Horton stated that he plans to attend camps this summer at Auburn, Oklahoma State and Michigan State.
“My top schools are LSU, Miami, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan State, Florida and Tennessee right now," Horton said. "My top two schools are probably LSU and Tennessee. Neither have offered, but they have been showing a lot of interest.”
Horton he tallied an impressive 95 tackles, 32 tackles-for-loss and 23 sacks as a junior.
“I want to take all of my visits and make sure that I feel comfortable with a place before I commit somewhere," Horton said. "I will probably try to wait until signing day to decide unless I just know that I have found the right place before that.”