The uncertainty of the Arkansas coaching situation has caused the Razorbacks one of its committed recruits.
Tulsa Booker T. Washington safety Dominique Alexander said Monday morning that he had decided to de-commit from the Razorbacks.
Alexander (6-2, 200), one of the first handful of players to commit to Arkansas, explained his decision this way.
"Really I sit down with my parents and we talked it over and the uncertainty with the coaching situation is why I decided to de-commit right now," Alexander said. "They are going to have a new head coach and a new staff and most times those first-year coaches want their own guys so I just need to look at everything."
Alexander says that he will take official visits to Oklahoma and Kansas State and is also still considering Arkansas depending on the hire and if the new coach recruits him hard.
"Another thing is the new coach is going to be rebuilding and rebuilding in the SEC is extremely tough," Alexander said. "The SEC is such a great league and is not a place you want to be rebuilding in and I'm not sure that is something I want to be a part of right now."
Alexander and his parents had a great visit to Oklahoma – who offered him in mid-October - for the Sooners' 30-13 loss to Notre Dame on Oct. 27.
He is one of five in-state prospects Oklahoma has offered and the other four – Tulsa Union's Dalton Rodriguez, Jenks' Jordan Smallwood, Tulsa East Central's Stanvon Taylor and Southmoore's D.J. Ward - have already committed to the Sooners.
They also visited Arkansas this past weekend for the Razorbacks' 19-15 win over Tulsa, who has his brother Derrick on the roster.
"After those visits we just sit down and talked and decided this was best for right now," Alexander said.
Alexander has 121 tackles this season after making the move to safety from solely being an offensive player.
Booker T. Washington is 6-4 this season and plays at Jenks (8-2) – winners of eight straight games - in the Class 6A playoffs on Friday night.
Jenks has not been beaten at home since 2006, when Booker T. Washington did the trick.
The Hornets had lost three in a row and were in danger of missing the playoffs, but downed Bartlesville, 34-26, on Friday to advance.
Alexander De-Commits From Arkansas
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