JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Arguably the top wide receiver in the city of Jacksonville is First Coast wide receiver Alex Rose. Friday night Rivals.com was in attendance for the Rose's first game of the year against St. Augustine.
"I bring a lot to the game," Rose said. "I can go down field, I can go across the middle, I can do it all. I feel like I can make a play as long as I am on the field and especially when the ball is in my hands."
The 6-foot-2, 177-pound Rose runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds.
"Schools like my knowledge of the game and my game speed," Rose said. "They tell me that I can be an impact player on the next level. Most schools are recruiting me as a wide receiver. I play some defensive back now and I would be open to doing that in college."
Rose is ranked as the No. 64 player in the state of Florida and is ranked as the No. 58 wide receiver in the country by Rivals.com.
"Right now Auburn, Clemson, Louisville and some others are the schools that I'm looking at the hardest," Rose said. "Auburn is losing some receivers and they will have some early playing time available for sure there. Clemson has a real good program, Louisville always has great wide receivers too."
As a junior Rose caught 43 passes for 940 yards and 11 touchdowns.
"I try to be like Jerry Rice," Rose said. "He was always able to make a long run after the catch and he never, ever dropped a ball."
Rose isn't ready to commit, but he could be narrowing it down dramatically soon.
"I am going to take my time with the process and all, but I think I am about to narrow things down here soon," Rose said. "I'm not into playing games with people, I just want to find my school."