By: Bob Redd
Editor: J.T. Powell
“All I’d like to accomplish is just to get better every year.”
Those words from Alec Mock of Weddington (N.C.) High School have helped the 6’3, 230 pound linebacker become one of the best players in the state of North Carolina and one of the most sought after players in the country. Mock recently was offered by Miami University of Ohio.
“I spoke to one of their coaches previously and then they invited me up to their Junior Day and I saw the campus, the facilities, loved everything I saw and then afterwards they extended an offer,” Mock said. “Coach Martin was awesome, gave a great introductory speech to everybody and I loved Coach Nowinsky, who is the linebacker coach, and defensive coordinator. We got along really well. It is obviously the ‘Cradle of Coaches.’ They’ve got a lot of great goaches that have come through there.”
Mock isn’t sitting on the offer from Miami, he is planning on attending camps and showcasing his talents this spring and summer.
“I haven’t really set a schedule yet but I’m probably goint to go to a few around here like Wake Forest, Duke, probably get up to the Virginia camp, maybe North Dakota State,” Mock said. “I really haven’t set a strict schedule yet of what I am going to do.”
As for goals Mock hopes to help lead his Weddington Warriors to another state championship. “That’s always the goal, and just keep getting better all around,” he said.
Mock had 157 tackles, 71 of them solo, with two interceptions, 15 tackles-for-loss, and two forced fumbles during the 2018 season.
During this off-season he does speed and conditioning workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays and lifts every day. He also does what he called some side work with a trainer in addition to throwing the shot put and discus on the school track team.
He’s a solid student in the classroom, holding down a 4.1 GPA taking AP classes. He plans to take the SAT and ACT later this spring.
His inspiration on the football field comes from Wisconsin.
“I grew up a Packers fan, so I’m a big Brett Favre fan, Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, all those guys… and Dick Butkus, one of my Dad’s favorites too,” Mock said.
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