Surprise leader for the Mystery Man
It's been a roller coaster of a few weeks for four-star cornerback Mackensie Alexander. This Immokalee star helped led the Indians to a state title appearance in Orlando in mid-December only to fall a point short to Tallahassee Godby 21-20. Alexander has now shaken off the loss and finds himself a U.S. Army All-American and in San Antonio, Texas. After two days in the Lone Star State he's beginning to find his groove. "It's been good out here," said Alexander after Day 2 of practice. "There are so many good athletes and it's been a lot of fun so far. It's just been a little cold." Speaking of the weather, it's not a warm weather team that Alexander fancies right now. A new team has emerged for this prospect that has been keeping a very tight lip on his recruiting process. "I really like Rutgers a lot right now and they are my leader," Alexander said. "I like the coaches. I like the system that they run. I will take a trip [official visit] to see them for sure." Alexander, 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, has already made two official visits, one to Texas A&M and one to Clemson. "I really like the people at both of those schools," Alexander said. "They are both in the south and I will have an opportunity to play. That's the big thing for me. I am not waiting. I want to play." Signing Day is fast approaching for the nation's No. 6 ranked cornerback. For this week, he's focused on Saturday's all-star game. But you can tell that Alexander is still hurting by the championship loss to Godby just a few weeks ago. "That was so tough on me, so tough on all of us," Alexander said. "We came so close. It's just one of those unfortunate things. But I can look back on it and say that there were a bunch of other teams that would have loved to been us. I know it was special for the people of Immokalee."