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Alex Close

Class: Freshman
Position: C/1B/RHP
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225

Previous School: Spain Park HS

Hometown: Hoover, Ala.

Prep: Graduate of Spain Park High School … played for the Area 12 Champion Jaguars … set single-season school RBI record with 60 as a senior … named to all-state, all-metro, All Over the Mountain, All-Shelby County and all-metro teams … Hoover South Player of the Year … also selected to academic all-metro squad … was named a 2011 Preseason Under Armour All-American …played  his first three years of high school at Milton High School, earning Team MVP honors as both a sophomore and junior … hit .445, helping team to Region 6 Championship … was named first team All-Region … also played basketball.

Personal: Son of Kurt and Trish Close … father played collegiate basketball at Samford …birthday is March 19.