"I committed to Alabama on Thursday," said Earl Alexander from Central- Phenix City, (Ala.). "I was ready to go ahead and make my commitment. I talked to coach [Dave] Rader and coach [Paul] Randolph. I haven't talked to coach [Mike] Shula yet. I probably won't talk to him until after January 1."
"Coach Rader and coach Randolph called Thursday to check on things. I told them that after my official visit I was ready to go ahead and make my commitment," Alexander added.
The 6-4, 205 pound athlete is considered one of the top five players in the state, and he knew Alabama was the place for him.
"I always knew somewhere in my heart I wanted to go to Alabama," Alexander said. "There is a good chance now with Tebow going to Florida that I could come in and compete to play quarterback. I feel I could go in and compete with the two guys there right now. I feel the opportunity for me to play quarterback is definitely open. I didn't want to pass it up."
Alexander was scheduled to take an official visit to Auburn January 13, but said, "I will not take an official visit to Auburn. I am a solid commit to Alabama."