Number Nine

As counts down the top 10 senior high school football prospects in Alabama, new ratings are already being compiled based on summer camps and combines. The new rankings almost certainly will result in our summer number nine moving up the ladder.

Earl Alexander is the perfect example of how rankings of prospects is a fluid exercise. Prior to summer camps and combines in which athletes can demonstrate their skills, Alexander earned a ranking of number nine in the state's top ten prospects. New rankings will be out soon, and it will be a surprise if Alexander has not moved up.

Although the 6-4, 205-pound Alexander is quarterback at Phenix City Central, some college teams are recruiting him for other positions.

Alexander, who was clocked at 4.55 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the summer combine in Auburn, passed for 12 touchdowns and over 1,200 yards as a junior.

The four star prospect is a lifelong Alabama fan and has always wanted to play college football for the Crimson Tide. Georgia, Louisville, and LSU will make a hard push. Alexander also has a verbal offer from Auburn.

"I grew up an Alabama fan," Alexander said. "I like their style of play, and Coach [Paul] Randolph will tell you straight up how everything is."

Georgia is one of the strongest contenders for Alexander‚' signature. Alexander wants a shot at the quarterback position, and Alabama and Georgia have offered him that opportunity.

It will come down to the wire, but the Crimson Tide leads for Earl Alexander's signature.

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