Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Today's Sleeper: Georgia boy comes to Butler

ALEX POLOFSKY, Linebacker, Butler High

Sometimes changing schools will get you lost in the shuffle. That may have happened to Butler High’s Alex Polofsky, who moved to Charlotte from Atlanta last year just in time to begin his junior year with the Bulldogs.

They would go 12-2. Polofsky, who took over at middle linebacker, would pile up 138 tackles, including five sacks, 15 tackles for loss and a blocked kick.

The move, though, wasn’t the only problem. At 6-feet and 220 pounds, Alex may be a tad too short for an ILB in Division I-A, but he does have good 4.7-second speed in the 40-yard dash, and it could simply be finding the right situation.

One thing that could tip the scholarship scales in Polofsky’s favor is his academic success; he currently has a 4.3 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 (that can happen through extra credit projects). He also made 1,950 on the SAT.

Boston College, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Navy have shown interest, as have Harvard and Princeton. A number of Southern Conference schools—Furman, Citadel, Elon and Wofford—are also paying close attention, according to dad Jeff Polofsky.

With no firm offers yet, Alex, who can already bench-press 300 pounds, will try to increase his exposure at a number of summer camps, including those of Duke and Wake Forest. –Stan Olson

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Anonymous said...

1950 on the SAT? whoa!

Stan Olson said...

You must have missed it; the SAT now goes to 2400

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a nice replacement for Hawatha Bell who will be playing at UNC with Ryan Houston this year. I'm sure Butler will do a good job in using him on defense since they have a nack for getting kids in D1 schools on that side of the ball. Good Luck!!