Aleksander Kocaqi is a unique prospect. Kocaqi played his college football at Divison III, Western Connecticut. He started his career on the defensive side as a linebacker. He made the very successful transition to the tight end and fullback positions and has all the traits to become a very talented pro player.
Kocaqi, in high school, played on the offensive line as well as linebacker. He then went on to be recruited as a linebacker to Western Connecticut, as a member of the WestConn football team he was listed as a linebacker on the roster until his senior season. His senior season, he was listed a fullback. During his time on the offensive side, he made it count. On his highlight film, you can see him pretty much carry defenders on his back, and he’s a lot of fun to watch play. He reminds me a lot of a Mike Alstott player who will run downhill on you and plow through you to get more yards.
Catching Up with Kocaqi
I had the opportunity to ask Aleksander a few questions; here’s what he had to say!
Q: What’s your favorite college football memory?
A: My first catch, which resulted in a 50-yard run or winning Senior day and qualifying for the New England Bowl.
Q: What’s your favorite college field you played at?
A: I would say our home field but other than that I’d have to go with WPI
Q: What’s your ultimate football dream?
A: Ultimate dream is to get a professional opportunity but ultimately in a bigger league such as the NFL or CFL.
Q: What’s a couple of songs on your pregame playlist?
A: HAM-Kanye West
Untitled 07- Kendrick Lamar
Till I Collapse- Eminem
Q: Interesting fact about you.
A: I played in Class S high-school in CT where not many recruits come from and made the most of my situation at a Division III program, made all-conference my senior season and broke some record, and put myself in a position to continue playing at the next level.
Q: Favorite football team growing up?
A: New England Patriots