Nacogdoches’ Alex Gregory Picks Up Offer From Prairie View A&M
The fifth Division I college football scholarship offer is in for senior Nacogdoches receiver Alex Gregory.
Prairie View A&M entered the mix Tuesday, Gregory announced through his personal Twitter account. The Panthers enter a mix also featuring Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, McNeese State and Louisiana-Monroe.
Gregory (5-11, 175) is Nacogdoches' leading returning receiver. He recorded 660 yards in addition to six touchdowns last season en route to a Class 5A Division II bi-district playoff appearance.
His role will likely will increase this season as the Dragons go for their third consecutive postseason appearance. The team graduated receivers Ken Rogers and Tae Thomas as well as quarterback Hunter McClellan and running back Coronado Tolbert in May.
Gregory participated in the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine last month in Tyler and turned in some strong numbers.
He posted a laser-timed 4.52 40-yard dash, which made him second among 24 receivers and third overall at the combine. He also recorded a 114-inch broad jump and 34.3-inch vertical jump.
Prairie View A&M, a Southwestern Athletic Conference school located in Prairie View, Texas, is in a period of transition. Willie Simmons, a 34-year-old, became the program's head coach in December after a very successful three-year stint as offensive coordinator at in-conference foe Alcorn State.
Alcorn State concluded its 2014 season with the SWAC title while the coach's program broke even at 5-5 overall.
The Panthers program owns 11 conference football championships. It most recently claimed the league title in 2009, the school's first since 1964.
Prairie View A&M historically plays one stretch game against an FBS opponent. The team is slated to visit Texas State this upcoming season.
Gregory, like all football prospects in the 2016 class, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him on Feb. 3.