Alexander's Now On Board

Arkansas gets its ninth pledge of the 2013 recruiting class when Tulsa (OK) Booker T. Washington star Dominique Alexander (6-2, 200) officially commits to the Razorbacks on Tuesday morning.

Tulsa (OK) Booker T. Washington standout Dominique Alexander is now officially on board with his favorite team.

Alexander (6-2, 200) committed to Arkansas on Tuesday morning – something that he had been planning to do for exactly a week.

He is being looked at initially as a safety, but is versatile enough to play a variety of positons.

"Everybody knew Arkansas was where I wanted to go and it was just a matter of waiting on the offer from them," Alexander said. "I got that last week and then my dad came back home on Monday and we sit down and talked about it.

"He said if you want to be the best, you have to play with the best and against the best and that is what going to Arkansas does for me," Alexander said. "So once he was on board there was no reason to wait. My mom had always been on board and wanting me to go to Arkansas."

Alexander, who played quarterback for the Hornets for most of last season, got his offer from Arkansas after standing on defense in camp last week.

He also had offers from Texas Tech, Indiana, Tulsa, Iowa State, New Mexico, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe and Utah State.

"It didn't matter who had already offered me or who will offer me – I want to be a Razorback and once I got the offer, it was a done deal," Alexander said. "Now I am going to go help recruit for us here in Tulsa and any place else that I can help."

Alexander let Razorback assistant coach Kris Cinkovich and head coach John L. Smith know of his intentions on Tuesday morning.

"I called Coach Cink and he was real excited and told that I needed to call Coach Smith," Alexander said. "I did and he said they were excited to have my commitment and he thought I was going to be a great player for them.

"Coach Smith said make sure I worked hard on the field and off and be ready to play when I arrived," Alexander said.

He follows a long line of Razorbacks from the Tulsa area including former Arkansas star Felix Jones and current players Eric Bennett, Jarrett Lake and Jared Collins.

Alexander made the switch from quarterback to wideout in the last couple of games and caught 8 passes for 184 yards.

He expects to have a big season for the tradition-rich Booker T. Washington program, which went 4-6 under a new coach last season after winning two of the last three state titles.

The Hornets will scrimmage Jenks on August 17 and then opened the season against Oklahoma City Douglass on Aug. 31.

"I am excited about playing wide receiver on offense and also playing more on defense now that I am not the quarterback," Alexander said. "We are going to get back to where we were before last season. We want to put the program back on top."

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