Tyrell Alexander’s trip to Arkansas during the summer made a lasting impression on him.
The Lancaster (Texas) three-star wide receiver said he hopes it won’t be his only time in Fayetteville and is eyeing December for an official visit.
“The fans and the atmosphere there were great,” Alexander said. “The people were really nice and treated me well. The field and facilities were nice, too.”
Arkansas defensive backs coach Clay Jennings and linebackers coach Vernon Hargreaves went to Alexander’s game the day before the Razorbacks played Texas A&M in Arlington.
They saw him catch three passes for 27 yards in a 48-27 loss to Mansfield Lake Ridge.
“We talked about my game and how the season is going for me,” Alexander said. “They were just touching base with me, basically.”
So far this season, Alexander has 37 carries for 272 yards (7.4 yards/carry) and three touchdowns, as well as 19 receptions for 204 yards.
Arguably his best game of the year came a couple weeks ago, when he ran for 114 yards on 10 carries and caught four passes for another 40 yards on the same night he was named homecoming king.
Because he has been so focusing on Lancaster’s season, Alexander said he hadn’t taken any official visits yet. He was supposed to go to Oklahoma State last week, but the trip was cancelled when the Tigers’ game was postponed to Saturday.
That is totally fine with him.
“(I want) to get a chance to have more time to spend with the coaches and evaluate things,” Alexander said. “They’re in season as well, so I wouldn’t be able to spend time with them as much.”
He doesn’t have a specific timetable he’s following, but he said he expects to release a list of his top schools soon and make a decision not too long after that.
“I’ve been really looking into it and trying to narrow them down, but I probably will be making a decision soon,” Alexander said. “I probably won’t wait until Signing Day.”
Alexander has scholarship offers from Arkansas, Arizona State, Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU, Tennessee and Texas Tech, among others.
When he watches the Razorbacks, he is impressed with what he sees from the offense.
“The offense has been passing,” Alexander said. “With Arkansas having some tremendous running backs, they have been passing it around a little bit more.
“That is something to look in to.”