GHS's Gonzales signs to play football at Stetson

GHS's Alex Gonzales returns an interception for a touchdown during a game this season. The linebacker signed to play football at Stetson.

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Published: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:55 p.m.

Alex Gonzales

School: Gainesville

Sport: Football

Position: Linebacker

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 180 pounds

College chosen: Stetson (set to play first football game in fall of 2013, first time since 1956)

Other schools considered: Navy, The Citadel

Stats: Named first-team all-area for the 6A state runner-up; had 147 tackles (24 solo), eight for loss, two forced fumbles, 9.5 sacks; also named preseason Super 11.

Quotable: “It is close, my family can come easy. I have a chance to start early since they are just starting up. Felt it was right for me. It is a good academic school. It fits me perfect. I will remember at GHS our coaches, how tight we were, good campus, good people, good teachers that really support you and help you succeed. Playing for a state title is something I will never forget.” — Alex Gonzales

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