Louisiana Defensive End Taking Official to AU

Athletic defensive end Frank Alexander talks about his upcoming visit to Auburn.

Baton Rouge, La.--Defensive end prospect Frank Alexander of Southern University Lab School planning to take an official visit to Auburn over the weekend.

It will be his first time to visit Auburn so Alexander says he will have a lot to observe in a short amount of time.

"I want to see how the campus is and see if there is anything to do out there," Alexander notes. "If I'm going to be there for four years I'm going to need something to do so I don't get bored. I'll be looking at the academics they've got to offer and if they've got my major (engineering)."

He plays tight end and defensive end at Southern Lab, which finished the regular season at 7-3 and will have a first-round playoff game on Thursday night, allowing Alexander to get to Auburn on Friday afternoon. He says that Auburn is recruiting him as a defensive end, but he likes playing both positions as long as he is involved in the action.

"It all depends on how they use the tight end in the offense," he explains. "I don't want to be just a blocking tight end. I want to make some plays, too."

Alexander notes that he has offers from "Oklahoma, LSU, Auburn, Ole Miss, Florida State, Nebraska, West Virginia and some other schools" and has narrowed his choices to "Auburn, LSU, Oklahoma, probably Nebraska and USC."

Alexander is also a stud on the hardwood.

Alexander reports a qualifying score on his ACT and a 3.3 grade point average.

He was a Class A All-State selection as a junior in football and also a standout in basketball.

At 6-4, 240 pounds, Alexander says he averaged 20 points per game in basketball as a junior and is getting interest from "Ole Miss, Tennessee, Tulane, University of Texas and some other small schools like Southern" as a hoops prospect.

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