Mo Alie-Cox has been a fan-favorite on the VCU basketball team for four years. The senior forward played in his last NCAA basketball game when the No. 10 Rams lost to No. 7 St. Mary's in the first round of the tournament.
Now, the 23-year-old is looking to make two big jumps at the same time: Going pro and switching sports. According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Alie-Cox has alerted NFL teams that he'll be holding a workout as a tight end in April.
VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox has informed NFL teams he will work out for them as a TE on April 11 near Richmond, VA.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 31, 2017
The idea doesn't sound so crazy once you consider that Alie-Cox stands 6-7 and weighs 250 pounds. Not to mention he has a 7-1 wingspan and gigantic hands.
After watching the forward play in 2015, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten told Alie-Cox that he should consider the transition to football if that interested him.
In an inteview with CSN last November, then-VCU head coach Will Wade said he'd received calls from NFL teams and scouts about Alie-Cox.
Alie-Cox himself explained that he started playing football back in second grade and loved the game, but was focused on basketball until the season ended.
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