With this Northstar Football News recruiting profile, we head to the northwest edge of the metro, to chat with 2020 NFN prospect Alex Tack who plays offensive tackle for Monticello. We chatted with Alex about his time with the Magic, his…
With this Northstar Football News recruiting profile, we head to the northwest edge of the metro, to chat with 2020 NFN prospect Alex Tack who plays offensive tackle for Monticello. We chatted with Alex about his time with the Magic, his strengths, his recruiting interest, and much more.
Alex Tack (Class of 2020)
Position: Offensive/Defensive Line
High School Program: Monticello
Get to Know Alex Tack
Tack was a stout offensive tackle that Northstar Football News got to watch back in Week 1 against Becker. People outside of Monticello football should know that Alex Tack “loves the game of football” and was a hard worker in paving the holes open for RB Sam Valor and RB Calvin Schmitz this season as Monticello was 4-6 on the year and made their section semifinals. His strengths are in his pass protection. Tack has also been invited to play in the Minnesota Football Showcase for the North squad on December 7th at US Bank Stadium.
Favorite Part About Offensive Tackle
Tack told Northstar Football News that his favorite part about offensive line is “pancaking people or pancaking people against their own will” which seems to be a common theme amongst the hog mollies that Northstar Football News has interviewed with over the past months. It’s all about the pancakes for these guys.
Tack currently holds two offers on the table in D-3 and D-2. Augsburg offered back in May and the University of Mary (ND) gave Tack his first D-2 offer back in the middle of July. Some other programs that are recruiting Tack are St. John’s, St. Thomas and Northern State (SD).
Improvements by Tack
The biggest improvement the Monticello Magic coaching staff told Tack to work on was his footwork which is something Tack will work on this off-season as he decides where he will play college ball.
Alex credits Ben Henson (Class of 2010), who played down the road at Buffalo and for the Fighting Hawks of North Dakota as his mentor in football. Henson played nose tackle and offensive line during his time at UND and was an all-state finalist and the MVP of the Mississippi Conference in his senior season.
Biggest Things Alex Learned About Himself This Season
Tack said the biggest thing he learned about this season is having confidence in himself and to keep playing no matter what happens on the field. Tack gave it all on the field in his senior season for the Monticello Magic and was a player to watch in Monticello’s team preview from before the season started by Monticello head coach Jason Telecky.