Tigers In the Hunt for 4-Star Alexander
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Tigers In the Hunt for 4-Star Alexander

A highly-regarded football prospect from Florida discusses his interest in the Auburn Tigers after taking an official visit to check out Coach Gus Malzahn's team.

Immokalee, Fla.--U.S. Army All-American football player Mackensie Alexander said he is not going to announce his college choice until signing day, but on Sunday he noted that the Auburn Tigers are definitely one of the colleges he is seriously considering.

The 5-11, 185-pound cornerback from Immokalee High said he is impressed with Auburn's defensive back coaches, Charlie Harbison, who he calls "Coach Cheese," and Melvin Smith.

"Coach Cheese is amazing," the prospect said. "He recruited me for at least a year and a half. He and Melvin are why I came to visit Auburn. They have recruited me for a while and I have a great relationship with them."

Commenting on his weekend in Auburn, Alexander said, "It was a good visit. All I can tell you was I enjoyed it. There are great people at Auburn and I am really impressed. I have got to think about things now."

Mackensie Alexander

Asked if he has a leader, Alexander said, "Everybody I visit is pretty much on top. I just have to look it in, make some looks, compare everybody and see what happens," he said. Clemson, Texas A&M and Rutgers look to be on his radar and the cornerback added he might be headed for another campus this coming weekend.

"Maybe, maybe not, we'll see what happens," he said, noting that he may take an official visit to a Big 12 program prior to signing day, which is Wednesday, Feb. 6th. "I do love this guy, what he has done in the past," the prospect said of the unnamed coach he may visit.

MacKensie Alexander is shown at a U.S. Army All-American Bowl practice session.

Admitting he is not a fan of receiving a lot of recruiting attention, Alexander noted he will be glad when the process is completed and he makes his decision. "It is going to be great," he said. "Right now I am just getting physically and mentally ready for the next level. I am training and working out."

Mackensie and his brother Mackenro Alexander helped lead Immokalee to the state championship game as seniors where their team lost by one point to Godby from Tallahassee. Mackenro is a prospect the Tigers have offered a scholarship to as a safety. "Mackenro may be coming to visit Auburn next week on a visit," said McKenzie, who noted there is a chance they will both sign with the same college.