Muschamp Makes Recruiting Move in Texas

It didn't take long for new Florida head coach Will Muschamp to make a move in the state he just left to come coach at Florida. Big Brandon Alexander, a defensive end from Brenham (TX) received an offer on Tuesday. The 6-6, 240-pound Alexander appears to be a step in the direction that Muschamp is looking for his defense, with some bigger defensive ends. regional recruiting manager Greg Powers, says Alexander is a real u0pm and comer.

"DE Brandon Alexander is a transfer in to Brenham High (Texas) from a school in Louisiana and the 2010 season was his first in the Lone Star State and he played outstanding," Powers told the readers of the Fightin' Gators message boards on Tuesday. "He got bumped up to a 3-star recruit after about 3 games in to the season from an (Non-Ranked status) and he will almost 100% be moving in to the Scout300 the next time it is updated before signing day. How high remains to be seen..."

On Tuesday in front of the Gator Nation, Muschamp described the one position that defines the SEC and that is the defensive line. This is a day after offering the budding star Alexander. Powers describes Alexander and how he plays the game.

"He is a long and rangy defensive end with great quickness off of the ball and has a knack for making big plays," Powers said of Alexander He tracks ball carriers down behind the line, sacks the QB, bats down balls with his long arms and long frame, and is even a force on special teams."

In a moment of premonition, Powers actually thought of the Gators when describing Alexander.

"He will need some time in the weight room, but his upside is just tremendous," Powers said. "As a matter of fact when I was breaking him down on a radio program last week I compared him to a ‘Florida style defensive end -- the kind that made schools like Ohio State and Oklahoma look slow on the edges in the national title games.'"

Powers goes on to say the fit at Florida looks to be a really good one.

"Being that he grew up on the SEC and Texas was closing in on an offer for him when Muschamp was there this offer makes a WHOLE lot of sense to me," he said. "Especially since the team is in need at that position from what I understand. Alexander would be a great grab."

Will Muschamp has been all over the place as a one man coaching staff since he was announced as Florida's head coach on Saturday night. Getting a bevy of defensive linemen in this class is very important to the overall roster of the program and he seems to be taking the steps to make that happen.

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