Alexander Begins Official Visits This Week

Comments from in-state football prospect Earl Alexander are featured.

Phenix City, Ala.--For Central High's Earl Alexander it is basketball season, but it is also official recruiting visit season, too.

This weekend, the 6-4, 203-pound quarterback/athlete will take his first official visit as he heads to the University of Alabama. After that, he plans to take an official visit to Auburn on January 13th and to LSU a week later.

"Recruiting is going well," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I am enjoying it. I am planning to explore my options and take my visits."

A standout at the combine in Auburn last spring, as a senior he passed for more than 1,200 yards with 10 touchdowns and he rushed for better than 500 yards with seven scores.

"I am going to look at the campuses on my official visits and talk to the coaches and see if I feel comfortable there," he says of his planned trips. "Whoever I feel most comfortable with is what I am looking for."

Auburn assistant coach Joe Whitt visited Alexander in Phenix City on Monday and Alabama assistant coach Paul Randolph was there to see him the following day. Alexander also says he has had recent visits from LSU assistant coach Josh Randolph along with an assistant coach from Southern Miss.

Alexander is a starter at power forward for the Central High basketball team, which traditionally is an East Alabama power in that sport. "We are 2-1 now and we should be 3-0," says Alexander, who adds that he believes the Red Devils will have a strong season.

Following an unofficial visit to watch Auburn's Iron Bowl victory over Alabama, he came away from that game saying Auburn was a 51 to 49 percent leader over the Tide, his childhood favorite college team.

When asked if anything has changed since then, Alexander says, "No, I think it is still the same."

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