FSU moves to the top of A.J. Alexander's list

Pennsylvania athlete comes away impressed with his trip to Tallahassee.

There's no question that Florida State is on a roll in the world of recruiting.

This past weekend alone, Seminole coaches picked up verbal commitments from three members of the Scout.com Top 100 (Nigel Carr, Nigel Bradham and C.J. Holton) and are looking to keep the hot streak moving.

One player that was in town over the weekend with a large group of visitors that included those afore mentioned commitments, was Pennsylvania speedster A.J. Alexander. The 5-foot-9 1/2 and 180-pound athlete plays quarterback for Altoona Area High School but is being recruited by FSU to play running back.

"It's great I love it here," said Alexander, who stayed in Tallahassee until Monday. "They are at the top of my list now. I love everything about this place. When we pulled into town and I saw the stadium it was like a castle. I had never seen anything like it. The field is nice, the weight room is nice."

Alexander mentioned that he got to meet with all the coaches at FSU, including his would-be position coach, Dexter Carter. But the one new Seminole coach that had the most impact was offensive line coach Rick Trickett.

"Trickett is an intense guy," Alexander told NoleDigest.com. "But he's a real good guy and a good coach. We hit it off."

Alexander, who runs a 4.3-forty yard dash, benches 280 pounds, squats 410 and has a 42 inch vertical jump, said that while FSU is at the top of his list, he isn't ready to make a commitment.

"That will come sometime later," he said. "I will definitely take an official visit to FSU this year."

One thing that won't affect his recruitment is the distance between Florida and Pennsylvania. A lot of times it's difficult to recruit players from far away but Alexander said that won't be a problem with him.

In fact, he's welcoming the move.

"That's a good thing. I was talking to my mom and anywhere you go you are going to get home sick," Alexander said. "So going to college in Florida wouldn't be a big deal."

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