Oscar Smith lineman Elijah Alston (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
recruit757 Fab 30: Elijah Alston – Oscar Smith High School #11
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
When you’re playing for a big-time program like Oscar Smith, it’s easier to get noticed. The Tigers have played the last three seasons down to the state title game. When you’re a Tiger, you still have to earn your stripes.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in the 757. We’ve scoured the region for talent for almost ten years now, keeping an eye on the best of the best, but also looking for opportunities to connect athlete and high school programs with college coaches. Coming in as the #11 senior prospect region-wide is Oscar Smith defensive end Elijah Alston.
#11 Elijah Alston (2019 DE 6-2 250) – Oscar Smith High School
Spring workouts have been the key to Alston landing college scholarship offers. He has already picked up offers from James Madison, Marshall and Norfolk State, with the promise of more on the way.
This fall, it’s planned that Alston will have a little more input on the Tigers’ good fortunes, as Elijah is set to play on both the offensive and defensive line as a senior.
In a look ahead to the 2018 season, Oscar Smith Head Coach Scott Johnson noted that his defense saw four players graduate and go on to college scholarships. That intensifies Alston’s role on the defensive line.
“We graduated a very talented defensive line group, but feel that we will have players just as talented up front this year,” said the coach.
Elijah Alston is certainly one of them, if not the anchor of the defensive line for Oscar Smith.
– Andy Hilton
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