Alexander Returns From Auburn

Scout.com four-star Tide verbal commit Earl Alexander visited the Auburn Tigers over the weekend and talks about the visit and his decision.

Phenix City, Ala.--An Alabama commitment since just before Christmas, Central High's Earl Alexander gave the Auburn Tigers a final look this weekend before signing day and says that his visit was just about perfect as he got a chance to see what Coach Tommy Tuberville's program is like on the inside.

"It was a great visit," Alexander tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I would say it's a 9 or a 10 because it was a great visit. I enjoyed myself. I didn't see anything I didn't like. Overall it was great."

Having already visited Alabama officially, twice this month Alexander was scheduled to take a visit to Auburn before backing out at the last moment. This time around he says that he decided to come because he needed to make sure his initial decision was the right one for him and his family.

"It went well," Alexander says. "I wasn't supposed to be down there, but it went well. The whole visit overall was a great visit. I got a chance to actually see what they have to offer me. Now me and my mom and dad will discuss things and we'll see where we go from there."

Alexander says the weekend gave him something to think about.

A 6-4, 205-pounder with a strong arm and great athleticism, Alexander is one of the highest-rated athletes in Alabama this year. Expected to get a look at quarterback, he could likely end up at wide receiver on the next level because of his combination of size and speed. Because his first option is quarterback he was given a current Auburn quarterback as his player host for the weekend and he says he got along great with the player assigned to him.

"Calvin Booker was my player host," Alexander says. "He's a great guy. He's one of the quarterbacks here and he was basically telling me what it takes to be a collegiate quarterback; that I have to come in with the mindset of working hard. He said you have to study the game and be in the film room and stay under Coach (Al) Borges' wing.

"He basically said Coach Borges is going to take care of you. He's not going to harm you in no kind of way, he's going to tell you the best thing and that's how you need to do it. (Booker) is just a great guy."

He also got a chance to spend a great deal of time on the visit with Borges talking football. Along with wide receiver Terrell Zachery the only offensive visitor on the weekend, Alexander says that getting to sit down again with Borges was one of the highlights of the visit.

"When I first met Coach Borges I knew he was a great coach," Alexander says. "He's only been here two years, but he's been very successful both of those years. You can't help but to say he's a great coach. You don't have anything to fault him for saying he's not. He's a great guy and I can see myself playing for him also."

Alexander will now take some time before making a final decision sometime before signing day. He says that even though the visit went well right now he still considers himself to be pledged to another at the moment, but that it could change before Wednesday.

"To be honest I always said once I made my decision that's what I was going to do," Alexander says. "I was going to stick with it. I prayed about it and I felt like when I committed to Alabama that's what I was going to do and nothing could change that.

"This weekend kind of made me think good thoughts now that I know exactly what they have to offer. Like I said once I made my decision that's what I wanted to do. Me and my mom and dad will discuss things and I'll make my final decision. I want to make sure that we're on the same page once Wednesday gets here. As of right now I'm still committed."


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