When Long Beach Poly (Calif.) athlete Alfred Rowe committed back in the summer to Oregon State, he made a point to say he wanted to keep his options open and would still take his official visits. Rowe is doing just that and has set up a pair of visits.
Rowe, 6-0, 190 pounds could play linebacker or safety in college and is getting looks at both positions. The athlete plays linebacker for the Jackrabbits and is having a strong senior season. He had 18 tackles in the teams season opening win over a very tough Corona (Calif.) Centennial squad.
"That game kind of helped get things going for me," Rowe said. "I started getting a lot of calls after coaches watched that tape. Fresno State just offered me and I'm going to take a visit there (Dec. 16). Pat Hill called me last week and we talked for like two hours. He was so fired up and excited, it was cool talking to him. He knows I'm a soft commit to Oregon State but he said he really likes me and is going to keep recruiting me no matter who else jumps in the picture.
"They asked me how I've been playing and I told them I had 18 tackles against Centennial. They didn't believe me but after they got the tape, they called me up and said, 'you were right, we watched the game and counted and you had 18 tackles.' I like Coach Hill and the system them have there
"They're recruiting me as a linebacker, just like Oregon State. I still talk to Oregon State all the time and I have a visit set up there for (Nov. 11). I think the next school to offer could be Arizona. I talk to them every week and they said they're just waiting on my senior film before something could happen. They like me as a safety and I really think I can play either position.
"Things are going well right now. Our team could be playing better. We just lost our second game this season to Dominguez last week but I still think we're the team to beat in our league and will make a nice run when the playoffs come around."