Baton Rouge, La.--It is down to crunch time in the recruiting game with just two weekends left until national signing day. For many players it is time to cut their lists down and make a decision but for talented defensive end Frank Alexander there is still plenty of work to be done before he pulls the trigger.
Having already visited Auburn, Oklahoma and Tulane officially, Alexander says that he has one more trip to make this coming weekend before he has all the information left to make a decision. That trip will be to Coral Gables to check out the Miami Hurricanes and new head coach Randy Shannon.
"Right now I'm just looking at Oklahoma, Auburn, Tulane and Miami," Alexander tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I'm supposed to visit Miami for the Super Bowl weekend. I'm looking forward to that. I'll probably wait and make my decision on signing day at school."
Frank Alexander is a physical player that is athletic enough to play on either side of the ball but is being recruited for defense by the Tigers.
Sunday night Alexander got a visit from the Auburn coaching staff as head coach Tommy Tuberville and assistants Terry Price and Greg Knox paid a visit to Alexander at home. He says the visit went very well and he enjoyed getting to sit down and talk with the Auburn coaches at his house.
"Auburn is still in the picture for me," Alexander says. "I like the family atmosphere they have down there. I just talked with them today. Things went well. I have been talking to the coaches for quite a while and it's not the first time Auburn has been here but it's the first time Coach Tuberville has been here. He did a real good job of telling my mom all of the things Auburn has to offer but Coach Knox had already told us everything. He was just kind of reinforcing things."
One of the top players in Louisiana this season, the 6-5, 248 Alexander was dominant from his defensive end position. He was play was impressive enough to earn All-State, All-Metro and All-District honors. He also played in the East vs. West All-American Game in Orlando, Fla. and showed the rest of the country what kind of player he is.
"I did real good," Alexander says. "I finished with three sacks, two tackles and I almost had an interception."
Rated as the number 30 tight end in the country by Scout.com, Alexander says he's being recruited as a defensive end by all four of his final schools. A solid student who has the necessary requirements for qualification, Alexander is also a physical specimen with a bench press of 315 pounds and a vertical leap of 29 inches.