Know Your Future Jackrabbits: Alex Westendorf

 Alex Westendorf

The Jacks landed a big man on June 23rd when Alex Westendorf verballed.  The offensive lineman from St. Charles, Illinois stands 6'4, 293 and is part of an ever-growing pipeline to the Chicago area.



Westendorf, an All-Conference and All-Area performer, excels as a run blocker who moves well in space.  He said that his team is a run heavy team but he wants to really work on his pass sets this season and will work to rebuild it step by step.  Westendorf will serve as a captain for a second season.  Last year as a junior, he was a captain and it was the first time in his coach's tenure that a non-senior was selected.

Alex seems like a very selfless player as it was hard to get him to talk about himself during our interview.  He kept talking about his team and building a culture.  Not surprisingly, he mentioned culture as a major decision why he chose SDSU.  Alex said that everyone was friendly on campus and that Brookings and SDSU just felt like home.  Alex hasn't landed 100% on a major yet but is debating between Business or Construction Management.

Alex's decision came between SDSU, WIU, or Eastern Illinois.  He chose SDSU because of the aforementioned culture of winning.  He enjoyed working with Coach Eck and said that he really connected with Thomas Stacker (from a rival high school) and Tyler Weir at Prospect Camp.  His goals for his senior season are to keep building a winning culture by winning conference and state.  His personal goals for the season are to be the most selfless and the hardest worker.

Alex, welcome to SDSU and Go Jacks!

Matt

Learn more about Alex's new teammates:
Tucker Kraft
Luke Reimer
Canyon Bauer
Baily Darnall
Quinton Hicks 
Matt Barnett

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