Five-Star Junior Enjoys AU-LSU

Oxford junior Kwon Alexander talks about his visit for the Auburn-LSU game.

Oxford, Ala.--Saturday's big win over LSU could pay big dividends for the Auburn Tigers, not only in the national rankings, but also in the recruiting world. With many top players on campus it was the perfect day to showcase coach Gene Chizik's program.

With recruiting starting earlier and earlier, it's no surprise that many of the top players on hand were juniors for the 2012 class. One of those was five-star linebacker Kwon Alexander. A teammate of Auburn commitment Michael Flint as well as standout prospect Trae Elston, also both juniors, Alexander says he enjoyed yet another trip to Jordan-Hare Stadium.

"It was fun going down there," Alexander tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "We loved the experience. We liked the atmosphere and everything. We just enjoyed our time down there.

With offers from all over the country, Alexander has his choice of just about any school. While he hesitates to name a firm leader, he says that with every visit the Tigers move a little bit more out in front but he's a long way from making a decision just yet.

"Auburn is kind of at the top," Alexander says. "I'm not really sure though. I'm just trying to find a school I can go to and play and get to the NFL and do my thing.

"He's telling me and Trae every day that we should come join him," Alexander says of Flint "We tell him that we'll see."

Watching Auburn's defense play perhaps its best game of the year, Alexander says the one thing that stands out to him is the lack of depth on the defense even with last year's signing class. He notes that's one of the big plus marks for the Tigers at the moment.

"They did good even though they had a couple of injured players," Alexander says. "Everybody stepped up. They had like 15 true freshmen playing. That's good on my part. That means I can get in early and play and help the team out."

Currently 6-3 on the season, Oxford will play at Central-Phenix City this Friday night before entering the playoffs on a roll. Losing the first two games of the season, the Yellow Jackets are 6-1 in the last seven games and Alexander says they've got a chance to make some noise in the postseason.

"Our season is going good," Alexander says. "I think we can make it to the championship if everybody just plays hard, stays focused, and remains humble."

As a junior Alexander has 147 tackles and 17 sacks.


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