Alexander High On Tigers After Visit

Buford standout Vadal Alexander discusses his official visit to Auburn.

Buford, Ga.—One of the South's top offensive line prospects Vadal Alexander took his first official visit over the weekend as he was on hand for Auburn's dramatic win over Mississippi State Saturday along with his family. Spending the weekend on the Plains he said while had been to Auburn several times there was something special about this trip.

"Everything went well," Alexander said. "The game was a great game. It came down to the wire. I spent time with the players afterwards and got to sit down with the coaches and everything. It was really good.

"It was a really great trip. The best trip I've had to Auburn so far. It definitely exceeded. It seems like every time I come up there it gets better and better each time. We did mostly the same stuff. I liked the gameday atmosphere. It's just every time I come up here it gets better and better."

Hosted on his visit by Auburn junior offensive lineman John Sullen, Alexander said he enjoyed spending time with the Auburn native and got a chance to hang out with several players on the trip. One of the highlights for him and his family however was sitting down with offensive line Coach Jeff Grimes and his family. It's not just football when a player chooses a school and Alexander said that's why he's so impressed with Grimes.

"It was great," Alexader said. "Coach Grimes is a great man, first of all, and then a great coach. He's one of the best offensive line coaches in the country…he's a great man. I'd love to play for him because he's such a great man.

"That's very big knowing what kind of man he is and what kind of husband and father he is," he added. "It definitely shows how he'll treat you."

With all of the knowledge he's acquired on Auburn in the last 12 months or so and now with his official visit under his belt Alexander said choosing between the Tigers, Alabama and LSU won't be easy.

"It's great," Alexander said. "It's a top-notch school. It's going to be hard not to go there. I'm still thinking about it. I still have two more officials to go, but it's going to be a tough decision."

With a visit planned for the Alabama-Arkansas game later this month and a trip to Baton Rouge in early October for the LSU-Florida game, Alexander will visit each of his favorites within a month before making his decision soon after his trip to LSU. He said once he sees all three he'll make a decision then and he's got several factors in mind that he'll be looking for.

"It's just a lot of factors," Alexander said. "The number one thing is gut feeling, how you feel when you're in the university and around the people. Other than that, are they winning? That's not a problem with those three schools. It's the kind of players and the kind of coaches and the people you're going to be around. It's a bunch of things."


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