Alexander Likes Everything About Auburn

Five-star linebacker Kwon Alexander talks about his official visit to Auburn and what he likes about the Tigers.

Oxford, Ala.—Rated the nation's number one outside linebacker, Oxford standout Kwon Alexander has been to Auburn several times in the past two years, but he took his official visit over the weekend to check out the Tigers. Seeing everything the program has to offer, spending time with the coaches and players, and seeing first-hand the needs for Auburn on defense, Alexander said there's a lot to like right now about Gene Chizik's program.

"The visit went good," Alexander said. "They lost but they all did good. It was a good game and a good Iron Bowl. The atmosphere was crazy. It was the Iron Bowl and the Iron Bowl is always crazy.

"I like everything about Auburn," he added. "The family, the atmosphere, the teammates, everybody is just cool around there. It's just like they say, a family atmosphere."

Hosted on his visit by Auburn redshirt freshman linebacker Jawara White, Alexander said it was nice to spend some time just hanging out with the players and relaxing. He said that's what he enjoyed the most about his trip.

"I have hung out with him before," Alexander said. "We all had fun just chilling with all the players and stuff. It's nice because it's like a family. Everybody is cool. All the teammates come together and everybody can get to know each other like the recruits and stuff. It's cool."

With a need for immediate help at the linebacker positions on defense Alexander said the Auburn coaches told him he would have a chance to play early. Watching the game showed him that was the case.

"They told me I could come in and play my freshman year," Alexander said. "I like it when they tell me that because I like to play. I'm going to be back from my injury so that's cool.

"I can see that I can play there. They really need help on the defense. I can see I can play over there."

Planning to attend the Under Armour All-American Game but unable to participate because of his knee injury, Alexander said his rehab is coming along very well and he expects to be full speed and ready to go next fall.

At the moment Alexander said Auburn, Alabama, LSU and Florida State are his final four. Having already taken visits to LSU and Florida State he said he's unsure of his final two visits after Oregon told him they didn't have room for him to take a trip out West. He said he'll likely take one to Alabama with the other still undecided.

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