Junior offensive lineman Alexander Officer of Rochester (N.Y.) Eastridge moved to New York from Florida and has quickly made a name for himself. With three early offers and plenty of other interest coming his way, Officer has positioned himself as one of the top junior linemen in the region.
"Recruiting is going pretty good," said Officer, who is 6-foot-4 and 300-pounds. "I have a few offers, but not any recently."
The three offers are from Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Old Dominion, with other sustained interest from Buffalo, West Virginia, Louisville, Rutgers and Virginia Tech.
"I'm going down for the Syracuse junior day but I don't know about the Pitt one because of the coaching situation," said Officer. "I'd also like to visit West Virginia and a few others."
Officer has already taken a recent visit to another Big East program.
"I took a visit to Rutgers," said Officer. "It was pretty fun. I got to see how they run things, like practice, and I got to spend some time talking to the coaches."
As he begins to research and visit more schools, Officer is beginning to make a list of things he is looking for.
"I am looking for a school with a good pre-law program and I'm also looking for a team that has a good football program with a good location," said Officer, who grew up in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. "I don't really have a preferred location though. I have family down south and also up north."
During his junior season, Officer proved that he is one of the top talents in New York.
"I had a great season on both sides of the ball," said Officer. "I think my overall game got better since last year. I was named 1st team All-Greater Rochester and also 1st team All-County."