BREAKING: OL Alex Atcavage Commits to FAU Football Class of 2020
Willie Taggart and his staff add another piece to the trenches in offensive tackle Alex Atcavage.
Atcavage, who lives in Pennsylvania transferred to nationally know IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, for his senior season football season to gain more recognition from college coaches.
The three-star prospect's recruitment exploded at IMG, gaining him offers from schools all across the country.
Atccavage, ultimately committed to Willie Taggart and FSU but after staff changes, he de-committed from FSU.
Coaches Clint Trickett and offensive line coach Jeff Norrid quickly started recruiting him along with new head coach Willie Taggart and outside linebacker coach Raymond Woodie, who he remained in touch with.
Atcavage was originally supposed to visit the weekend of the 31st and take an official visit to either Boise State or USF weekend, but after coach newly named offensive coordinator Clint Trickett and offensive line coach Jeff Norrid visited his high school and met with parents over lunch, his he knew he had to get down to FAU.
"I want to be a business major, so once me and my parents heard about the business opportunities that a wealthy city like Boca Raton could offer, I wanted to get down there fast as possible," he told FAUowlsnest via phone call.
FAU's facilities also impressed the Holand, Pennsylvania native.
"The stadium felt bigger in person than what I saw in pictures, and the new football building and locker rooms are even better than what FSU had.''
Despite having multiple offers it was particularly hard for Atccavge to choose FAU over conference rival Old Dominion, where he visited last weekend.
"It was one of the hardest decisions of my life," he said when asked about his decision.
Much of the new football staff at Old Dominion had come from Penn State and they had a relationship with him going back to his early days in high school.
Today's commitment also has special meaning to Actavage, as it is exactly 8 months to the day he originally committed Willie Taggart when he was at FSU.
The 6-2'' 285 prospect can play either inside or outside on the line but will start working at right tackle when he arrives at FAU.
This is the fourth offensive linemen to commit to FAU football's 2020 class.
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Local Owl saidConcentrating on the lines make me smile. Step one of building a team….the big uglies. Welcome to FAU.Posted On: Jan 26th 2020, 8:53 PM
Many people in the recruiting industry feel teams need to take 5 online every year and hope 2-3 workout.
It is one of the toughest positions to evaluate behind QB in football.