A hidden gem unearthed in the Golden Triangle, Alex Sezer earned an A&M offer following a memorable camp performance in front of the Aggie staff.
The little-known, Little Cypress-Mauriceville speedster put on a show at the Ags’ one-day camp, which was a mere two blocks away from his house. Sezer clocked a legitimate 4.40 forty on thick, ankle-high grass. He then proceeded to work out with the defensive backs and turned in an eye-opening performance despite having little experience in the secondary. Alex’s raw talent, range, ball skills and incredible speed was evident. He’s been clocked at a sub-4.3 on multiple occasions and is a state-ranked sprinter.
He is also an honors student who pushed for Valedictorian honors and will probably end up as the Salutatorian of his class.
As a junior, Sezer ran for 560 yards despite missing some time due to injury. He has advanced to each of the last two 4A state track meets, including last spring when he advanced in the 100-meters and 4x100 relay. He managed to stay healthy as a senior and earned Class 4A All-State and first team All-Area honors. He rushed 1,286 yards and 17 TDs as a running back. During his first varsity season in 2010, Alex gained 292 yards and scored 3 TDs on 36 carries. On the track, Alex’s top posted times in the spring of 2012 were 10.65 100-meters at regionals and a 21.49 200-meters at the district meet. During his second straight trip to Austin for the state track meet, Sezer placed fifth in Class 4A in the 100 and 200.
Already on campus Sezer recently ripped off a sub-4.4 forty and is already one of the fastest and smartest players in the program. His skill-set points to a career at cornerback, but he has the ability to transition to safety if necessary. He’ll line up at cornerback this spring and, with an off-season to prepare, could be a special teams demon as a true freshman for newly-hired coach Jeff Banks.
For those who raised an eyebrow at a player who is likely the least-heralded member of such a highly-regarded class, consider that Kevin Sumlin recruited longtime NFL corner and former Dallas Cowboy/Houston Texan Jacques Reeves to Purdue out of Lancaster High School and also offered eventual Texas Longhorn and NFL stud Michael Huff long before anyone knew who he was. Sezer is that kind of athlete blessed with that kind of speed.
Stats2011 89 carries for 581 yards and 4 TDs
2012: 210 carries for 1,286 yards and 17 TDs
Honors2011 20-4A Second Team All-District
2012: 4A All-State Honorable Mention (AP); First Team All-Area (Orange-Leader)